Tinubu Names 13-Man Presidential Inauguration Committee
Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu has released a 13-man Presidential Inauguration Committee which will plan for a week-long presidential inauguration of himself and the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima as the country’s new leaders.
In a letter to the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha, Tinubu named a former Senator representing Borno North and current National Deputy Chairman (North) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Kyari as the Coordinator and Director of Finance and Budget of the Committee.
He said the Executive Director (Business Development) at the Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank, Hon. Stella Okotete will serve as the head of Secretariat, Planning, and Monitoring while Makinde Araoye, a former APC governorship aspirant from Ekiti State will serve as the Director of venue, parades and swearing-in for the week-long event.
The former Lagos governor said the APC Presidential Campaign Spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga will serve as Head of Media and Publicity, while the Cross Rivers State Commissioner for Health and current National Women Leader of the ruling APC, Dr. Betta Edu will coordinate the medical team for the inauguration committee.
A retired military chief and younger brother of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Col. Abdulazeez Yar’Adua will act as the head of security and ceremonial parade for the inauguration with Barr. Zainab Buba Marwa, the wife of former Lagos State Military Governor and current Director General of Nigeria’s Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gen. Buba Marwa coordinating the pre-inauguration dinner and gala night for the committee.
Other members of the committee are Samira Saddik (Children’s Day), Abuh Andrew Abuh (Accommodation), Dr. Danladi Bako (Inaugural Lecture), Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Kabir (Transportation and Logistics), Donald Wokoma (Protocol and Invitation), Bishop Adegbite (Church Service) and Imam Faud (Jumat Service).
Reports say Tinubu initially forwarded the names of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Edun to Mustapha to be included as his representatives in the Transition Committee.
The former Lagos governor is expected to be inaugurated as Nigeria’s president on May 29th, 2023.
He will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari whose two terms of eight years comes to end on May 29th.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Nigerian government on Thursday, said plans are already underway to evacuate Nigerians in Sudan as the crisis in the country rages on.
The government’s move followed a plea by Nigerian students in the country, asking that they should be evacuated from troubled Sudan.