Tinubu responds to the Presidential Transition Council and submits 13 names to the subcommittees for the inauguration.

Bola Tinubu, the incoming president of Nigeria, responded to a letter from the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC), which is led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, requesting nominations for the 13 subcommittees under the council's Inauguration Committee.


Contrary to some circulating reports, a council source claimed that none of the nominees had been given a specific beat and that they wouldn't be until their names were revealed next week after the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.


The council had written to Tinubu requesting nominations into the 13 subcommittees under the inauguration committee, also headed by the SGF, according to the source, who is in the thick of the planning and preparations for the May 29 handover ceremony.


“So, he responded to our letter and submitted the 13 names. It is true he has sent in the names, and while I won’t confirm the names sent yet, I can, however, tell you that the committees assigned to them in the various reports are not correct. Besides, they are just members of the various sub-committees, all of which already have chairmen,” he said.


In advance of the May 29 handover ceremony, Tinubu had already given the council the names of the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, and a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Wale Edun, when the president-elect was governor.


The Presidential Transition Council, however, is further broken down into three committees, which are the Inauguration Committee, which is led by the SGF; the Transition Document Committee, which is led by the Head of Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan; and the Facility/Security/Intelligence Committee, which is led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mohammed Monguno.


The source emphasized that due to the significance of the 13 subcommittees of the inauguration committee, the council wrote to Tinubu to request nominations for prompt briefings of their activities and active participation. The letter was the one to which Tinubu eventually replied.


Sources claim that the council, which meets every Tuesday, also requested that Mustapha meet with the chairmen of the subcommittee on Thursday to submit their reports. This would help mold the report Mustapha would present at the council meeting on Tuesday following Eid-ul-Fitri.

The source insisted that none of the 13 nominees—whose names he withheld—had been assigned to a committee before they were formally announced next week.



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