Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan will on May 28, about 24 hours before inauguration, hand over the supreme sovereignty of affairs of the country to the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),
This disclosure was made known to State House newsmen on Wednesday, by the Minister of Information, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Jonathan.
Akwashiki revealed that Jonathan would hand over to Buhari at a dinner on the eve of the May 29 Democracy Day.
She said, “By May 28, the President intends to have the formal handing over done at a dinner so that we can reserve May 29 for the incoming government.
“By May 28, we are expected to have concluded our own government and we are welcoming the incoming government.
“Also you know May 29 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 May 29.”
She further revealed that the President had directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to prepare their handover notes and submit same to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, on or before April 20.