The first-ever democratic power transfer between political parties is underway in Nigeria and CPPA is watching closely. A quick look at the processes and actors:
Timeline of Transition Activities:
April 13: President Jonathan inaugurates his 15-man transition committee. See below for members of the committee.
April 29: President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari announces his 19-man transition committee. See below for members of the committee.
April 23: Members of the Presidential Inauguration Committee are announced. Co-chaired by Pius Anyim (out-going government) and Timipre Sylva (in-coming government) comprises of 13 members each from the out-going and in-coming governments.
May 29: Formal inauguration ceremony.
Members of Jonathan’s Transition Committee
Terms of Reference
|1. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) – Anyim Pius Anyim (Chairman)
2. Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the economy – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala
3. Attorney-General of the Federation – Mr Mohammed Adoke
4. Minister of state for Finance Nigeria – Ambassador Bashir Yuguda
5. Head of service – Danladi Kifasi
6. AMCON – Chike Obi
7. DG BPE – Benjamin Ezra Dikki8. Executive Secretary TETFUND – Prof Suleiman Bogoro
9. DG BPP – Engr. Emeka Ezeh,
10. DG – NAFDAC – Paul Orhii
11. MD Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority(NEPZA) – Mr. Gbenga Kuye
12. MD Nimasa – Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi,
13. Ministers of Police Affairs – Jelil Adesiyan
14. Ministers of Transport- Idris Umar
15. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs – Dr Stephen Oru
|Collate relevant information for the handover briefs from all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), prepare them, and interface with the incoming administration’s transition committee.|
|Members of Buhari’s Transition Committee
||Terms of Reference|
|Mal. Ahmed Joda – Chairman
Dr Doyin Salami – Vice-Chairman
Mr Boss Mustapha
Mal. Muhammad Hayatuddin
Alh. Abubakar Malami, SAN
Brig. Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isa
Sen. Hadi Sirika
Sen. Audu Ogbeh
Mrs Bola Adesola
Mr Wale Edun
Mrs Nike Aboderin
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu
Mr Festus Odimegwu
Chief John Oyegun
Gov. Rotimi Amaechi
Dr Tam David West
Mal Adamu Adamu – Secretary
|a. To develop a clear framework for liaison with the out-going Administration for purposes of a smooth hand-over/take-over.b. To receive hand-over documents from Ministries, Departments and Agencies and itemise the most important or most urgent issues confronting the in-coming government.c. To review and preliminarily assess of the balance sheet of government with particular emphasis on:
c. Under-take a preliminary assessment of the security challenges facing the country and the:
d. Provide a brief over-view of CBN, NNPC, NCC, Customs and FIRS.
e. Suggest “quick fixes” which will result in tangible, visible and practical measures so that CHANGE will be seen after 30 days, after 100 days, after 6 months of the Administration taking office.
f. Make any other observation which in view of the Committee would be helpful to the transition and take-off of the new Administration.
g. Report back to the President-elect in two weeks.