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Buhari approves May 29 inauguration committee

Buhari approves May 29 inauguration committee

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Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up an inauguration committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, ahead of his May 29 swearing-in ceremony.

The committee will be inaugurated Thursday, March 14.

Buhari, who won re-election on February 23rd, is expected to commence his second term in office from May 29.

In a related development, the President has approved the appointment of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the chairman of a committee responsible for auditing policies, programmes and projects inherited, initiated and executed by the incumbent administration.

The Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Olusegun Adekunle, in a statement titled “Constitution of the Inter-ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee,” listed other members of the committee as:

The ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, FCT, Mohammed Bello and the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.

Others include ministers of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, Health, Isaac Adewole, Education, Adamu Adamu, and Minister of State (Aviation), Heidi Sirika.

Others are acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director General of Department for State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, Commander, Brigade of Guards, Permanent Secretary (State House), Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) and Permanent Secretary (Political & Economic Affairs Office) – Member/Secretary.

The terms of reference for the committee include “planning and execution of all approved activities for the inauguration, co-opting any organisation(s) person(s) relevant towards the successful execution of the programme; document for posterity, all planned activities for the Inauguration; and carry out any other assignment as may be required towards the successful implementation of the programme.”

The Osinbajo-led committee, which would be inaugurated Friday, March 15, has the following terms of reference “to audit and determine the status of implementation of policies, programmes and projects either inherited or commenced by the Buhari-led administration.”

“To identify and highlight a residue of works and challenges that may militate against their successful implementation and prepare and produce a detailed working document that would guide the incoming cabinet members on the direction of government regarding policies, programmes and projects, among other responsibilities.”

Other members of the committee include the President’s Chief of Ataff, Abba Kyari, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, ministers of budget and national planning, Udoma Udoma, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Attorney General & Minister of Justice , Abubakar Malami, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ikechukwu Enelamah, Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Agriculture & Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, Water Resources, Suliaman Adamu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Baba Gana Mungonu, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Member/Secretary.

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