The transition committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure a hitch-free hand over to his successor and President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari commenced sitting on Monday, April 13, 2015.
The meeting was led by Vice President Namadi Sambo even though there is yet to be a formal statement by the Federal Government.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, took questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
According to Punch, Anyim said they met to discuss the committee’s terms of reference and develop guidelines for the preparation of handover notes.
He said, “We met to discuss the terms of reference and develop the guidelines for preparing the handover briefs and the committee adjourned to April 20 for its second meeting.”
He stated that the Sambo-led committee’s modus operandi is such that briefs would first collected from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies and subsequently collate them .
Anyim further disclosed that after the collection and collation of the briefs, the committee would then proceed to interface with the transition committee organized by Buhari.
The interface is put in place to enable them to clearly answer questions from the committee of the president-elect.
He said, “Ours is to collect our own hand over briefs, prepare the briefs and prepare the President handover notes.
“The terms of reference of our own committee is to collate relevant information for the hand over briefs from all the MDAs, prepare them and interface with the incoming administration’s transition committee.”
Present at the meeting were the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN); Head of Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi; Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda and the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan.