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President Jonathan To Formally Hand Over To General Buhari On May 28

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Nigeria’s Minister for Information, Senator Patricia Akwashiki on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan will formally hand over to President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Speaking to State House correspondents shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, Senator Akwashiki further revealed that President Jonathan had given all Ministers, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) a Wednesday, May 13, 2015 deadline to hand over their notes for the Secretary to Government of the Federation to coordinate the notes before passing it to the president.

She further explained that the transition period does not mean that government activities would be halted but the it would not engage in certain activities so as not to look like it was rushing through some programmes before the end of the administration.

She said: “You know we are already in transition. So, there is very little to report. What we discussed with the President in council, he emphasized on the need for all MDAs to submit their handing over notes to the office of the secretary to the government of the federation by 20th of this month. That is next Monday. So, we are going to be very busy this weekend putting our handing over notes together.

“The president also emphasized that he would require another little briefing from all MDAs to indicate inherited projects, how far it has been executed and initiated projects by his administration and the level of completion, whether completed, ongoing or abandoned. So, that was it at the council meeting.

“We discussed other issues but we are particularly paying attention to the transition and how to make it effective. As you are all aware, we have transitional committee already set up by president, headed by the Vice President. Other than that, we have an inaugural committee that is headed by the SGF. So, everything we are doing, we are doing to achieve smooth transition, getting all our notes together.

“By May 28th, the president intends to have the formal handing over done at a dinner so that we can reserve the 29th for the incoming. By May 28th, we expect to have concluded one way governance and we are welcoming incoming government.

“Also, you know May 29th is our Democracy Day. So, we have activities lined up all through that week, showcasing all what we have achieved and all other things we do normally on our Democracy Day. Except that this year is special with the inauguration of our new president that is coming up on the May 29th.”

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