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Despite petitions filed by the presidential candidates of the opposition parties to challenge the results
of the 2023 presidential election, the Federal Government on Tuesday assured Nigerians that there
will be a smooth transmission of power from President Buhari to the new administration to be led by ‘president elect’; Bola Tinubu.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will not spend an extra day in office at the end of his tenure.
Meanwhile, Atiku and Obi have filed petitions at the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting at the court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge the outcome of the poll.
However, addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday [28th  march 2023, the Chairman of the Transition Committee, Boss Mustapha, stressed that litigation would not stop the hand-over ceremony from taking place.
He said, “All litigation, whether resolved or not, will not in any way stop the process. The President is not spending a day extra in office. The security committee has the responsibility to ensure that
nothing happens to truncate the transition process. Nigerians are very law-abiding people’’
“The committee has been active and the refurbishment of offices for the President and Vice-
President has been completed’’
“The court processes will continue and we are doing everything to ensure that the transition process is not truncated; the federal government has issued a statement to that effect.
“The first of these is Inauguration Committee which is responsible for organizing the swearing–in and the inaugural parade; working out the details of the Programmes and other logistics necessary for the successful inauguration ceremonies.
“This committee is headed by the SGF with 15 members and is working through 13 sub-committees to facilitate effective planning and execution of the Inauguration activities. These sub-committees are; Media and Publicity; Church Service; Juma’at Service; Protocol and Invitations; Transport and
Logistics; The Inauguration Lecture; Ceremonial Parade; Venues and Swearing in; Medical;
Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night; Post Inauguration Luncheon; Accommodation and Children’s Day Celebration
“The president-elect has also been requested to nominate 13 persons that will work across the 13
sub-committees. The sub-committees have been working round the clock to ensure that all
preparations are in place for a smooth inauguration ceremony.”
“The second committee is the Transition Documents Committee which is headed by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.”
“The committee is responsible for compiling all policy, programmes and projects of this
administration in the form of a compendium that focuses on this government’s nine priority areas.”
“It is also in charge of ensuring the preparation of sectoral briefs and handover notes of the current
administration for the in-coming administration. The Committee is working diligently to finalize the compilation of these documents.”
“The third committee is the Facilities, Security and Intelligence Committee. The duty of this
committee is to organise necessary facilities, including furnished office and personnel for the
president-and vice-president-elect and their transition team; provision of security for the president
and vice-president-elect; provision of covert and overt security before, during and after the 2023
presidential inauguration including venues of events, hotels, airports, entry points, roads and general surveillance of FCT. This committee is headed by the National Security Adviser NSA.”

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