General Buhari Receives Transition Committee Report Without FG Input
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 21, 2015 expressed dismay that the Federal Government was recalcitrant towards giving the necessary information needed for the Ahmed Joda led transition committee report, so therefore the report was received by the incoming President Buhari without the input of the outgoing Government.
Buhari disclosed this while he was receiving an interim report of the committtee at the Defence House, Abuja.
The President-elect said, “It is not that we are preparing for indictment. What we are trying to get is a starting point, where exactly are we going to start from?
“We have seen the debt profile now and the performance of the economy. The question is what can we do about it? Especially the urgent ones like social security, lack of fuel in the country and fraud. The list is endless.
“I thank you (committee) for what you have done and I hope that the subsequent submission by the government will make your job easier and more efficient and tell us where to begin from.
“What we expected was for the outgoing government to make a presentation to this committee and for this committee to study the document and make submission to the incoming government.
“For your single-mindedness, you went to work.
“But unfortunately, this committee is accused of being against the Federal Government. From then on, this committee was constrained to take this initiative and breaking into various sub-committees and assigned various task to study the most important issues nationwide and see what they can put on record.”
Buhari’s expectation was that each ministry would present a report to the Joda led committee in order to ensure that things go easily for both parties.
He asserted that he and his cabinet would fish out time to peruse the interim report and when the outgoing government decided to present its own report it would be cross checked and merged.
However, the Transition Committee Chairman of the all Progressives Congress, Ahmed Joda, revealed that the committee is hopeful of getting the Jonathan committee’s report led by the Vice President, Namadi Sambo by Friday, May 22, 2015.