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Buhari inaugurates a 19 man transition committee- modified


The President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo were in attendance at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress(APC)  transition committee on  Wednesday in Abuja. The transition committee is headed by the former super permanent secretary  Ahmed Joda who is coming with a vast experience in administration. The governor of Rivers state Rotimi Amaechi and the chairman of the APC John Oyegun are members of the transition committee.  Addressing the committee the president elect admonished them to learn from the mistakes of the past. The  committee has two weeks to submit their report.

The other members are Doyin Salami(vice chairman)Audu Ogbeh, Tam David West,Ogbonaya Onu, Festus Odimegwu,Adamu Adamu, Dalong,Lawal Jafaru Isa, Bola Adesola,Nike Aboderin,Hadi Sirika,Wale Edun,Abubakar Malami, Mustapha,Muhammad Hayatudeen.

Buhari said the committee represent some of the best Nigeria has. He advised the committee not to over look the essential and said the ‘assignment is onerous though it is well within your ability to accomplish.  You are required to assess the information provided to you and advise me on its quality and accuracy.

He added that ‘it is a simple matter but you must have the right information if you are to shape appropriate policy decisions. Needless to repeat that your committee and our government are not on a witch hunt or engage in fault finding.

We want the facts and nothing but the facts, what has been done cannot be undone, our job is to learn from the mistakes of the past in an attempt to avoid similar errors.

The chairman of the transition committee Ahmed Joda said  ‘we as your transition committee members are determined to do the best we  can within the time that is allowed to accomplish your wishes and to make it possible for you to achieve your vision for our country.’

The terms of reference includes the following:

  1. Develop a framework to liaise with the out-going government to have a smooth handover.
  2. Undertake preliminary assessment of the security challenges in the country and the measures taken so far.
  3. Review outstanding contractual obligations
  4. Look at the policies of government as it relates to the Niger Delta area and the major economic crimes in the area.
  5. Review the amnesty programme
  6. Overview of the CBN, NNPC, NCC, FIRS, and the Customs.
  7. Suggest quick fixes for tangible results in 30days, 100 days and six months.
  8. Any other observation that will be helpful in the transition and takeover of the new administration.