Nigeria: Govt Begins Preparations for President Buhari's Inauguration

15 March 2019

The federal government yesterday began preparations for the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha inaugurated the inter-ministerial 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee.

Speaking during the inauguration of the committee yesterday in his office, the SGF recalled that about four (4) years ago, the Buhari administration came on board with the promise of change built on economy, security and anti-corruption.

He said the government has since 2015 committed itself to working hard to achieve sustainable economic growth, as well as a secure and corruption free nation.

As a reward for exemplary leadership and sincerity, Mustapha said Nigerians from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds gave President Muhammadu Buhari a new mandate of four (4) years.

He further explained that preparatory to the inauguration of the new administration, President Buhari approved the constitution of this Presidential Inter-Ministerial Inauguration Committee (PIC-2019) to plan, organize and execute all approved programmes for the series of activities that would be undertaken.

Members of the committee include the secretary to the government of the federation with the ministers of information,interior,foreign affairs,FCT,defense,health,education and aviation (state) as members.

Others include the chairman of the APC, DSS boss,Acting IGP among others.

He said the terms of reference of the committee include; to plan, organize and execute all approved activities for the 2019 Presidential Inauguration.

"Co-opt any organization(s)/person(s) relevant towards the successful execution of the programme.

"Document for posterity, all planned activities for the Inauguration.Carry out any other assignment as may be required towards the successful implementation of the programme.

According to him, members of the presidential inauguration committee, in the course of the implementation of this assignment, several sub-committees to be headed by ministers will be constituted.

He,however,said for inclusiveness other members would be drawn from, not just the MDAs, but also from the All Progress Congress the Presidential Campaign Council, the Buhari Support Organisation as well as Women and Youth Campaign Council.

He said the mandate of these sub-committees will be clearly spelt out to reflect the purpose for which they have been constituted.

"Ahead of such constitution, I wish to underscore the need for collaboration and synergy amongst sub-committees while planning and executing the approved programmes.

Finally, let me remind all members of the importance of this assignment and that no stone should be left unturned to ensure that this 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee delivers on its mandate.

"We must therefore deploy our wealth of experience and show unwavering commitment to this exercise," he said.

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