The Federal Government of Nigeria has released the names of Presidential Transition Council members and also announced the date the council would be inaugurated.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the establishment of a Presidential Transition Council to oversee the 2023 transition programme on Thursday.
The President also signed the Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions.
A key feature of the Presidential Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 is the institutionalization of a legal framework that would enable a seamless transition of power from one presidential administration to another.
A statement on Thursday by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said the SGF, Boss Mustapha was appointed by the president to lead the council.
The Council would be inaugurated by the SGF on Tuesday, 14 February, 2023.
Members of the committee include Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice; Permanent Secretaries from the following Ministries and Offices: Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture;
Federal Capital Territory Administration, Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Economic and Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and State House.
Others are: the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff; Inspector-General of Police; Director General, National Intelligence Agency; Director General, State Security Services; Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and two representatives who will be nominated by the President-elect.
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