Buhari Inaugurates 19-Member Transition Committee (Check out members of the committee)



President elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday inaugurated the much awaited transition committee with a warning to members not be on a fault finding mission, but to study the hand over notes and advise him on how to avoid the mistakes of the past.

The 19 -member committee headed by a retired Permanent Secretary and elder statesman, Alhaji Ahmed Joda has as members, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun,, Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi and former Abia State governor, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, who will serve as the Vice Chairman.

Other members are – former Kaduna State governor, Brig. Gen, Lawal Ja’afaru Isah, former Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, former Petroleum Resources Minister, Prof. Tam David West and former Chairman of the National Population Commission, Chief Festus Odimegwu.

Also included are – National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Director of Organisation of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Boss Mustapha as well as Dr. Doyin Salami, Adamu Adamu, Chief Wale Edun, Mrs. Bola Adesola, Mrs. Nike Aboderin, Senator Ahmadu Serika, Alhaji Abubakar Malami, Mohammed Hayatudeen and Barrister Solomon Dalung.

Speaking while inaugurating the committee, Buhari told them to bear in mind that they were not in a fault finding mission, but to go for the facts as what has been done in the past cannot be undone,

“I thank you all collectively and individually for accepting to serve on this committee at a very short notice. The change from one government to another always involves complicated operational challenges and we all know that government is a continuum.
“But the incoming government needs to know where the previous government stopped so that it can know where to continue. Luckily, you are all outstanding men and women of competence and experience in different fields.

“This assignment, onerous though, it is well within your ability to accomplish. You are enquired to assess the information provided to you and advise me on its quality and accuracy,” the President-elect told the committee members.