By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA— The Federal Government has inaugurated inter-ministerial presidential inauguration committee to coordinate activities leading to the inauguration of the President on May 29.
Inaugurating the committee, yesterday, in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, recalled that about four years ago, the Buhari administration came on board with the promise of change built on economy, security and anti-corruption.
Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)
According to him, the government has since 2015 committed itself to working hard to achieve sustainable economic growth, as well as a secure and corruption free nation.
He said: “Preparatory to the inauguration of the new administration, the president approved the constitution of this Presidential Inter-Ministerial Inauguration Committee, PIC-2019, to plan, organise and execute all approved programmes for the series of activities that would be undertaken.”
While the SGF would serve as chairman of the committee, members include several ministers, permanent secretaries, party leaders and security chiefs.
The terms of reference of the committee include: “To plan, organise and execute all approved activities for the 2019 presidential inauguration; co-opt 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 SGF stated further: “Distinguished members of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, in the course of the implementation of this assignment, several sub-committees to be headed by ministers will be constituted.
‘’For inclusiveness, however, other members would be drawn from not just the MDAs, but also from the All Progress Congress (our party), the Presidential Campaign Council, the Buhari Support Organisation as well as Women and Youth Campaign Council.
‘’The mandate of these sub-committees will be clearly spelled out to reflect the purpose for which they have been constituted.
‘’Ahead of such constitution, I wish to underscore the need for collaboration and synergy among sub-committees while planning and executing the approved programmes.
“Finally, let me remind all members of the importance of this assignment and that no stone should be left unturned to ensure that this 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee delivers on its mandate.
‘’We must, therefore, deploy our wealth of experience and show unwavering commitment to this exercise.”