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Buhari inaugurates 19-member Transition Committee

Source: pointblanknews.com

The President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja

inaugurated a 19-member Transition Committee to liaise with its Federal

Government counterpart to ensure a smooth transition.

A statement issued in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the All

Progressives Committee (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the terms of

reference of the committee include to develop a clear framework for

liaison with the out-going Administration for purposes of a smooth

hand-over/take-over and to receive hand-over documents from Ministries,

Departments and Agencies and itemise the most important or most urgent

issues confronting the in-coming government
It said the committee is also saddled with reviewing and making

preliminary assessment of the balance sheet of government with particular

emphasis on the status of assets and liabilities of government; cash flow

position of the government; quantum of public domestic and external debt

of government and their deployment; government's out-standing contractual

obligations and its ability to meet such obligations and the status of

implementation of capital projects.
The committee is also expected to undertake a preliminary assessment of

the security challenges facing the country and the counter-insurgency

measures taken by the government thus far; the counter policy measures

being implemented in the Niger Delta to deal with unrest and major

economic crimes in the area. In particular, the status of the Amnesty

Programme, the readiness of the Police and other national security and

intelligence agencies in addressing threats to law and order and provide a

brief over-view of CBN, NNPC, NCC, Customs and FIRS.

Other terms of reference of the committee include to suggest “quick fixes”

which will result in tangible, visible and practical measures so that

CHANGE will be seen after 30 days, after 100 days, after 6 months of the

Administration taking office, and to make any other observations which in

view of the Committee would be helpful to the transition and take-off of

the new Administration. The committee has two weeks to conclude its work

Speaking at the inauguration in Abuja on Wednesday, the President-elect

charged the committee to ”assess the information provided to you and

advise me on its quality and accuracy. It is a simple matter that you must

have the right information if you are to shape appropriate policy

decisions.
”Needless to repeat, that your Committee – and indeed our Government – are

not on a witch-hunt or engaged in fault-finding. We want the facts and

nothing but the facts. What has been done can not be undone. Our job is to

learn from the mistakes of the past and attempt to avoid similar.”

Gen. Buhari hailed the calibre of the committee's membership, saying they

represent some of the best Nigeria can offer. He described the committee

chairman, Malam Ahmed Joda, as one of the few surviving links between

First Republic civil service to the present day, a man whose versatility

includes farming, industry and 21st Century IT and one of Nigerian's

precious assets.
Full list of Transition Committee members:
1. Mal. Ahmed Joda – Chairman
2. Dr Doyin Salami – Vice-Chairman
3. Mr Boss Mustapha
4. Mal. Muhammad Hayatuddin
5. Alh. Abubakar Malami SAN
6. Brig. Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isa
7. Sen. Hadi Sirika
8. Sen. Audu Ogbeh
9. Barrister Dalong
10. Mrs Bola Adesola
11. Mr Wale Edun
12. Mrs Nike Aboderin
13. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu
14. Mr Festus Odimegwu
15. Chief John Oyegun
16. Gov. Rotimi Amaechi
17. Dr. Tam David West
18. Alh. Lai Mohammed
19 Mal. Adamu Adamu – Secretary
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