Tinubu Nominates Atiku Bagudu & Olawale Edun Into Transition Council


Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s incoming President, has appointed two people to the Presidential Transition Council. (PTC).

According to Daily Trust reports, the president-elect will have two seats on the transition committee established by President Muhammadu Buhari prior to the elections.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTC, announced on Tuesday that Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, and a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Chief Olawale Edun, had been named to the council.

Mustapha assured that the transition process was on track and that every effort was being made to ensure a peaceful handover of power to the new President.

Mustapha stated at the first media interaction between the PTC and the media since its inauguration by Buhari that the council has convened four times since the inauguration, with the fifth meeting taking place on Tuesday.

“This interface process is necessary to keep Nigerians informed of developments, to foster inclusiveness, and to lay a solid foundation for a peaceful transition of power in our country.” The Presidential Transition Council, which was established on February 14, 2023, is comprised of 24 members, two of whom are members of the President-Elect’s squad.”

“Following the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-Elect, the PTC requested that he nominate his representatives on the council in accordance with the Executive Order.” “The President-elect nominated Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State Governor, and Chief Olawale Edun,” Mustapha said.

He also stated that the PTC was divided into three committees to guarantee a smooth transition and to make the job more efficient.

The first, according to him, is the Inauguration Committee, which is in charge of arranging the swearing-in and the inaugural parade, as well as working out the details, programs, and other logistics required for the successful inauguration festivities.

“With 15 members, this committee is led by the SGF and works through 13 sub-committees to facilitate effective planning and execution of the Inauguration activities.” The following sub-committees have been formed: Media and Publicity; Church Service; Juma’at Service; Protocol and Invitations; Transport and Logistics; The Inauguration Lecture; Ceremonial Parade; Venues and Swearing in; Medical; Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night; Post Inauguration Luncheon; Accommodation; and Children’s Day Celebration.

“The President-elect has also been asked to nominate 13 people to work on the 13 subcommittees.” The subcommittees have been working around the clock to ensure that all arrangements for the inauguration ceremony are in place.

“The second committee is the Transition Documents Committee, which is chaired by the Federation’s Head of Civil Service.” The committee is in charge of compiling all of this administration’s policies, programs, and projects into a compendium that concentrates on the government’s nine priority areas.

“It is also in charge of ensuring that the current administration’s sectoral briefs and handover notes are prepared for the incoming administration.” The Committee is hard at work finalizing the compilation of these documents.

“The Facilities, Security, and Intelligence Committee is the third committee.” This committee’s responsibility is to organize necessary facilities, such as furnished offices and personnel for the President-and Vice-President-Elect and their transition team; provide security for the President and Vice-President-Elect; and provide covert and overt security before, during, and after the 2023 Presidential Inauguration, including event venues, hotels, airports, entry points, roads, and general FCT surveillance. “The National Security Adviser (NSA) chairs this committee,” he explained.

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