FG assures of smooth transition on May 29

Posted by News Express | 14 April 2015 | 2,757 times

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The Presidential Transition Committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim says it will ensure smooth transition of power between President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan on May 29.

Senator Anyim, told State House Correspondent at the end of the committee’s inaugural meeting in the Presidential Villa

“Ours is to collect our own hand over briefs, prepare the hand over briefs, and prepare the President’s handover note.

“By the time we are ready, then we will interface with their own committee.

“Whatever clarification they need to know from our own briefs, we provide those clarifications and then bring them at the same page with us.’’

The meeting was presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo, and was attended by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke.

Others at the meeting were the Ministers of Police Affairs and Transport, Jelil Adesiyan, and Idris Umar, respectively as well as the Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii.

Senator Anyim said that the committee would collect handover briefs from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), analyse them and prepare the president’s handover notes before May 29.

According to him, the Federal Government Committee is aware that the in-coming administration also has its transition committee and promised that both groups will collaborate and harmonise their positions for a smooth handover exercise.

“After we have collected our own briefs from the ministries, then we put it together and then we interface with the other committee so that whatever clarifications they want, whatever questions they have, we will be able to address them,’’ he said

•File photo shows Jonathan and Buhari exchanging pleasantries.

Source: News Express

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