A few months before his tenure expiration, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, approved the establishment of a presidential transition council to oversee the 2023 transition programme.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, was appointed to lead the council, Naija News reports.
The development was confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen today by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF, Willie Bassey.
President Buhari 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.
The statement noted that the SGF would inaugurate the Council on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
Members of the committee include the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; the 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 the President-elect will nominate.