Photos: Buhari inaugurates 19-member Transition Committee + FULL LIST of members

The President-elect, Gen. Buhari, today Wednesday April 29th 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

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Abuja, April 29th 2015

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