President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari has finally short-listed 18 persons across Nigeria’s six geo political zones, who will make up his transition committee ahead of the May 29 handover date.
After weeks of consultation and character evaluation the transition committee will be headed by Malam Ahmed Joda.
According to reports from ThisDay, members of the committee will be made up of three persons from each of the six Geo-political zones excluding the South-west which has more representation (four persons).
It was also gathered that apart from Buhari who decided the choice of persons selected across the zones, Tinubu also had a major and significant input in the list, in addition to also exceeding the regional quota of three persons per zone.
The committee will be inaugurated on Monday or sometime next week.
Apart from Joda, who has been selected as the chairman Dr. Doyin Salami and Malam Adamu Adamu have been tapped as Vice-chairman and secretary of the committee respectively.
Other members of the committee are Mr. Boss Mustapha, Malam Muhammad Hayatuddin, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN), Dr. Tam David West, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Chief John Oyegun.
Also on the list are Mr. Festus Odimegwu, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Mrs. Nike Aboderin, Mr. Wale Edun, Mrs. Bola Adesola, Barrister Solomon Dalong, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Senator Hadi Sirika and Brig-General Lawal Jafaru Isa.
Aside liaising with government’s committee, the terms of reference also includes studying and working on the handover notes preparatory to May 29.
The committee will also design the blueprint that would assist the Buhari government take off smoothly with a clear understanding of the challenges at hand.