President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a Presidential Transition Council to oversee the 2023 transition programme.
The Transition Council will be inaugurated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Tuesday 14th February, 2023.
Buhari also signed the Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions. One of its key features is the institutionalization of a legal framework that would enable a seamless transition of power from one presidential administration to another.
Members of the committee include Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice; Permanent Secretaries from the following Ministries and Offices: Defence, Interior, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Foreign Affairs, Information and Culture, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 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.
Others are the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defence Staff; Inspector-General of Police; Director General, National Intelligence Agency; Director General, State Security Services; Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and two representatives who will be nominated by the President-elect.