Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Transition: FG team submits report to Buhari committee

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday told members of the Transition Committee set up by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, that he and ministers that served under President Goodluck Jonathan were open to questioning.

He said members of the Federal Executive Council were ready to respond to queries and questions that might be directed at them on how they had administered the country between 2011 and 2015.
Sambo made the promise while presenting the handover note prepared by the transition committee he chaired to the Ahmed Joda-led Buhari’s transition committee.
He told Joda and other members of the committee that the report captured all government activities in the last four years.
He said, “The handover notes of the Federal Government of Nigeria of this administration between 2011 and 2015 have been properly articulated and printed.
“The permanent secretaries of each ministry have signed each page of this report to authenticate it and it is our pleasure to present it to you and pray that it will guide you, guide the incoming administration towards the achievement of positive objectives, development and progress of Nigeria.
“I want to add that all of us are always available, after this report between now and May 29, anytime you need to meet with us, we are ready to come and sit and clarify.
“All the ministries, departments and agencies will also be ready to meet with you, give you any additional information or clarifications that you would want to have on this report that we are presenting.”
In his response, Joda said his committee would study the report before final submission to the incoming Buhari’s administration.
“It is my honour and my privilege to receive this comprehensive set of the reports from the government transition committee which was chaired by the Vice President.
It appears that nothing has been left out. It is now our challenge to do a careful study and examination of what is contained in these volumes,” he said.
It will be recalled that Buhari and the All Progressives Congress had at different times accused the Sambo committee of not co-operating with the committee led by Joda.
Joda himself had, while presenting his committee’s report to the President-elect last week, accused the Federal Government of hiding useful information from them.
Buhari was widely reported to have said that he had so far been kept in the dark regarding the state of the nation which he is taking over on Friday.
SOURCE: punchng