President Jonathan To Give General Buhari Handover Notes On May 28

President Jonathan To Give General Buhari Handover Notes On May 28

By Sheryl Sanni | Staff Reporter on May 21, 2015
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Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari Helipad expensive
President Goodluck Jonathan (right) and former military Head of State, General Muhammed Buhari lighting the flame at Nigeria's Centenary Celebration (State House Photo)

The Federal Government has resolved to give the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, the handover notes on Thursday, May 28, 2015 after the tour of the Presidential villa.

Patricia Akwashiki, the minister of Information made this known to newsmen after Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She also disclosed that there would be an inaugural dinner after the handover had been given to him.

She said: “The deliberation today was taken up by preparations or transition and the SGF briefed the Council as follows that on May 28, there will be inspection of facilities at the Villa by the President in company of the Vice President with the President-elect and his Vice President.

“Thereafter there will be a small handing over ceremony in the Council Chamber where the President will hand over the briefs collected by MDAs and government agencies to the incoming administration.

“It will be rounded up with the inaugural dinner in the evening of May 28.”

She also revealed that five protocols were approved by the Council at the meeting but did not give details. “At least five protocols were approved and adopted by Nigeria in order to enable us work well with our counterparts in other parts of the world,” she said.

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