….Hands over Transition documents, baton of service to Tinubu
President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima.
Tinubu and Shettima were conferred with the National Honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
The investiture which took place at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, is part of a series of events lined up for the May 29 inauguration ceremony.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who doubles as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council, had disclosed at a briefing last Thursday, that an Inauguration Lecture on the topic: Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development by His Excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former President of Kenya will take place on Saturday 27th May.
This will be followed closely by a Children’s Day Program which would involve a parade and a party for the kids.
As part of the schedule of activities marking the 2023 Presidential Inauguration, an Inter-denominational Church Service will hold Sunday the 28th at the National Christian Centre by 10:00am and an Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night will take place later on at the State House Conference Centre.
The SGF further stated that on Monday, 29th May, the Inauguration Parade and Swearing-In exercise will take place at the Eagle Square, Abuja by 10:00am, this is to be followed afterwards by a Post Inauguration Luncheon.
Boss Mustapha assured that adequate arrangements have been made for the safety and security of all people throughout the inauguration period.
Buhari hands over Transition documents, baton of service to Tinubu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday handed over transition documents to the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The files which contain three key documents, comprise of briefing notes (on each of the nine priority areas covering key sectors).
A compendium (which captures the priority programmes and projects implemented by his administration) and a Policy Status update were also handed to the president-elect.
This documents were given to Tinubu at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, after he and his vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, were conferred with the National Honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
The President also handed over the baton of service to the president-elect indicating that government is a continuum. The ceremony is the first in a series of events lined up for the May 29 inauguration.
This is the first time in the history of transitions in Nigeria that the transition process has been driven under an Executive Order 14 signed by President Buhari.
The order sets the process of presidential transition on a path of a legislation, which will institutionalize it.
In a related development, President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vowed not to disappoint Nigerians, recognising the trust and magnitude of expectation and responsibility bestowed on him as he receives investiture as an incoming President.
The President-elect also acknowledged that Nigerians are deserving of a better country, noting that his administration will continue to reach out to President Buhari whenever the need arises.Follow us on social media