The transition committee of the Federal Government headed by Vice President Namadi Sambo has finally submitted the outgoing government’s handover notes to the transition committee of the incoming government, headed by a former permanent secretary, Ahmed Joda.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressive Congress, APC, had complained about the failure of the present government to brief them, ahead of a formal transfer of power on Friday.
Making the submission on Monday at the Presidential Villa Abuja, Mr. Sambo said the team would be available to answer any question before the handover of power on May 29.
“And I want to add that all of us are always available, after this report between now and May 29, anytime you need to meet with us. We are ready to come and sit down and clarify it,” Mr. Sambo said.
“All the (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) MDAs will also be ready to meet with you, give you any additional information or clarification that you would want to have on this report that we are presenting,” he said.
Mr. Sambo said the report comprises of the activities of the Federal Government under President Jonathan between 2011 and 2015.
“The handover notes of the Federal Government of Nigeria of this administration between 2011 and 2015 have been properly articulated and printed,” he said.
The Vice President also said Permanent Secretaries of each ministry have signed each page of the report to authenticate it, adding that it was his hope that it will guide the Joda committee and the incoming government towards the achievement of positive objectives, development and progress of Nigeria.
In his brief remarks, the Chairman of the APC team, Mr. Joda said his committee would examine the report before final submission to the incoming government.
“It appears that nothing has been left out. It is now our challenge to give careful study and examination of what is contained in these volumes,” Mr. Joda said.
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