By Christian George
The President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has okayed the Presidential Transition Council, which is to oversee the 2023 transition programme, to be inaugurated on February 14.
In a statement, the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said that Boss Mustapha was appointed to lead the team.
Also on the list were the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; the Solicitor-General of the Federation; and Permanent Secretaries from ministries of Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs.
Others include the Cabinet Affairs Office, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Economic and Political Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and State House.
Punch reported that a key feature of the order is the institutionalisation of a legal framework that would enable a seamless transition of power from one presidential administration to another.
Also, the president was said to have signed Executive Order No.14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions.