Buhari To Handover Transition Documents To Tinubu On May 25

Asiwaju Tinubu and his Vice President- Elect will also be conferred with the national honours of GCFR and GCON respectively.



President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, May 25th, officially handover Transition Documents to the incoming Administration led by President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

This is according to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

At a briefing in Abuja on Thursday, Mr Mustapha who doubles as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council said the investiture program which is part of the schedule of activities marking the 2023 Presidential Inauguration, will take place at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja.

He further noted that on the same day, President Buhari will confer National Honours on president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima.

Tinubu and his vice-president are to be conferred with the honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).

According to the presidency, this process is expected to be the most organized and seamless Presidential Transition in the history of Nigeria, enabled by Executive Order 14 signed by President Buhari.

The SGF further stated that an Inauguration Lecture on the topic: Deepening Democracy for Integration and Development by His Excellency, Uhuru M. Kenyatta, former President of Kenya will take place on Saturday 27th May.

This will be followed closely by a Children’s Day Program which would involve a parade and a party for the kids.

As part of the schedule for the 2023 Inauguration, an Inter-denominational Church Service will hold Sunday the 28th at the National Christian Centre by 10:00am and an Inauguration Dinner/Gala Night will take place later on at the State House Conference Centre.

The SGF also disclosed that on Monday, 29th May, the Inauguration Parade/Swearing-In exercise will take place at the Eagle Square by 10:00am, this he says is to be followed closely afterwards by a Post Inauguration Luncheon.

Boss Mustapha assured that adequate arrangements have been made for the safety and security of all people throughout the inauguration period.