• As Buhari hands over transition documents to Tinubu ahead of May 29
‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has vowed not to disappoint Nigerians, recognizing the trust and magnitude of expectation and responsibility bestowed on him as he receives investiture as an incoming President.
He made the declaration today in his acceptance speech after President Muhammadu Buhari conferred on him the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) at the State house.
The President-elect also acknowledged that Nigerians are deserving of a better country, noting that his administration will continue to reach out to President Buhari whenever the need arises.
The former Lagos State governor becomes the 16th person to be given the GCFR Honour following in the footsteps of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Shehu Shagari, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Sani Abacha, Umaru Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Moshood Abiola.
President Buhari also conferred Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima. with the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
Buhari hands over transition documents to Tinubu
The President equally handed over transition documents to the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The files which contain three key documents, comprise of briefing notes (on each of the nine priority areas covering key sectors).
A compendium (which captures the priority programmes and projects implemented by his administration) and a Policy Status update were also handed to the president-elect.
This documents were given to Tinubu at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, after he and his vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, were conferred with the National Honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
The President also handed over the baton of service to the president-elect indicating that government is a continuum. The ceremony is the first in a series of events lined up for the May 29 inauguration.
This is the first time in the history of transitions in Nigeria that the transition process has been driven under an Executive Order 14 signed by President Buhari.
The order sets the process of presidential transition on a path of a legislation, which will institutionalize it.