I Will Hand Over Presidency On May 28 - President Jonathan

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The federal government has disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will formally handover to the President-Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at a dinner on May 28th, 2015.

Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki said this on Wednesday at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Jonathan.

She said, May 29 has been reserved for the incoming government while many activities have been lined up all through that week to showcase what Jonathan’s administration has achieved.

Meantime, the President has also directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their transitional briefs to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) by April 20.

Akwashiki added that valedictory FEC session will hold on the 20th of May, 2015.

A valedictory dinner is also slated for 28th of May, 2015.

She said: “By May 28th the president intends to have the formal handing over done at a dinner so that we can reserve the 29th for the incoming. By May 28th we expect to have concluded our governance and we are welcoming incoming government.”

“Also you know May 29th is our democracy day so we have activities lined up all through that week, showcasing all what we have achieved and all other things we do normally on our democracy day except that this year is special with the inauguration of our new president that is coming up on the May 29th.” She said

She went on: “You know we are already in transition so there is very little to report. What we discussed with the President in council, he emphasized on the need for all MDAs to submit their handing over notes to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation by 20th of this month, that is next Monday.”

According to her, a format has been developed for all the MDAs to follow in preparing the notes.

She said: “So we are going to be very busy this weekend putting our handing over notes together. The president also emphasized that he would require another little briefing from all MDAs to indicate inherited projects, how far it has been executed and initiated projects by his administration and the level of completion, whether completed, ongoing or abandoned.”

“If they do that it will be easier for the president to compile everything. The format is to ensure you submit everything before they pass it to the incoming government.”

Continuing, she said: “We discussed other issues but we are particularly paying attention to the transition and how to make it effective. As you are all aware we have transitional committee already set up by president, headed by the Vice President. Other than that we have an inaugural committee that is headed by the SGF.”

“So everything we are doing we are doing to achieve smooth transition, getting all our notes together.”

On whether the FEC meeting will continue to hold, she said: “It is for the MDAs to submit their notes to the SGF who will handle the total package of the handing over to the incoming administration. It doesn’t mean that is the exact notes that will be passed on.”

“That is not to say that governance has stopped, of course we are in government until the day the president-elect takes oath of office.”

“There is no space vacuum there are things happening. And if you have any pending contract approval it has to be submitted before the 13th of May. Everything that requires the president’s approval should be submitted before May 13th.”

“We also do not want the incoming administration to accuse us of rushing projects which is normal so we are guided by that. And if you have approvals we are going to have federal executive council every week, the last one that will be the valedictory one will be on May 20th.”

“So governance is not stopping, we are still working and in the event you have approvals it must be concluded before 13th.” She stated


jdybad at 15-04-2015 07:00PM (4 years ago)
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okay ooooo.
well, you have done what your capacity can achieve. well done
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dareper at 15-04-2015 08:25PM (4 years ago)
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No wahala
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discollins at 15-04-2015 08:48PM (4 years ago)
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Nice....
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zoe61 at 15-04-2015 09:49PM (4 years ago)
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we done hear
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femjay at 15-04-2015 10:08PM (4 years ago)
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Abegiiiii ... Leave story and do wentin you must do ... Na you go be first to do that ...
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sanniyaro at 15-04-2015 11:14PM (4 years ago)
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king will never rule till end of this world ..............one day you today may be someone else ......thank you good byeeeeeeeeeeee.......SAI WATARANA........,,,,,,,,,,GOD,,,,,BLESS,,,,,,MY,,,,,,,,,,,NATION.......NIGERIA........?
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beneno at 15-04-2015 11:41PM (4 years ago)
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Ken1230 at 16-04-2015 02:38AM (4 years ago)
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He want to run out of Nigeria
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angesco at 16-04-2015 02:49AM (4 years ago)
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You have no choice - you lost!
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echeeche at 16-04-2015 08:15AM (4 years ago)
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God bless you sir
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leonardi at 16-04-2015 09:18AM (4 years ago)
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GEJ will rest now and look fresh.
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dembal at 16-04-2015 09:29AM (4 years ago)
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@leonard you are very correct the stress of ruling this nation is all over his body .he really need to rest and look fresh as ever.
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ngfineface at 16-04-2015 10:07AM (4 years ago)
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Why so much in a hurry to leave now? When you failed to keep to your promise of doing one term, naija's disgraced you out, now you are in a hurry to go. Nope ! Stay make GMB come scatter your head for Aso rock. Abeg handover comot joor. Me go even like am if you do am today.
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abbasbash at 16-04-2015 10:47AM (4 years ago)
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thanks for what u have done good or bad in life we have gain and loss so u have lost bye bye may u remain bless in Jesus name amen
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Larry28 at 16-04-2015 10:58AM (4 years ago)
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Better
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Lekan22 at 16-04-2015 11:48AM (4 years ago)
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Very Good.
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Ololababs at 16-04-2015 01:42PM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 16-04-2015 02:49AM
You have no choice - you lost!


Longest time Angesco! We've missed ur intelligent comments on this forum. Welcome back!
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AdikpeReturn at 16-04-2015 03:40PM (4 years ago)
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Nice one my Presido. Well done
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elchymo at 20-08-2015 10:48AM (4 years ago)
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God bless u Mr President
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