The President Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has nominated Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, and a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Olawale Edun as member of the Presidential Transition Council (PTC).
This was disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTC, Boss Mustapha.
According to the SGF, a the transition process is on course and all efforts are being made to ensure that it is smooth and that on May 29th, there would be peaceful formal transfer of power to the new President.
Reports has it that before the February 25 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari on February 9 set up a 20-man (later increased to 24) transition council, including two representatives, to be nominated by the president-elect.
But speaking at the first interface between the PTC and the media since its constitution by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, under Executive Order 14 which was signed on February 7, 2023, Mustapha said that since the inauguration, the council has met four times with the 5th held on Tuesday.
“This process of interface is necessary so as to keep Nigerians abreast of developments, build inclusiveness and lay a solid foundation for peaceful transition of power in our country. The Presidential Transition Council which was inaugurated on 14th February 2023 is made up of 24 members which includes two persons from the President-Elect’s team.
“After the declaration of, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President-Elect, the PTC requested him to nominate his representatives on the council as provided in the Executive Order. The President-elect nominated Atiku Bagudu, the Governor of Kebbi State and Chief Olawale Edun both of whom have since joined the process actively,” Mustapha said.
He also said that to ensure a smooth transition process and make the work more efficient, the PTC broke into three committees.