SGF, Oshiomhole, Others Prepare For Buhari’s Second Term Inauguration

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and other top government functionaries have commenced preparations for the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by May 29.

The
inter-ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee was inaugurated
on Thursday, after which they began sitting immediately at the SGF
conference room.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the SGF
recalled that about four years ago, “the Buhari Administration came on
board with the promise of Change built on economy, security and
anti-corruption.

He said the government has since 2015 committed
itself to working hard to achieve sustainable economic growth, as well
as a secure and corruption free nation.

He said “preparatory to
the inauguration of the new Administration, Mr. President approved the
constitution of this Presidential Inter-Ministerial Inauguration
Committee (PIC-2019) to plan, organize and execute all approved
programmes for the series of activities that would be undertaken”.

While
the SGF would serve as chairman of the committee, other members of the
committee includes, Chief of Staff to the President, Head of Civil
Service of the Federation, Minister of Budget and National Planning,
Minister of Finance, Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Attorney
General & Minister of Justice, Minister of Industry, Trade and
Investment, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Agriculture &
Rural Development, Minister of Water Resources, Governor, Central Bank
of Nigeria, National Security Adviser, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet
Affairs Office and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President who will serve
as secretary, respectively.

The Terms of Reference of the
committee includes “to plan, organize and execute all approved
activities for the 2019 Presidential Inauguration; Co-opt any
organization(s)/person(s) relevant towards the successful execution of
the programme; document for posterity, all planned activities for the
Inauguration; and, carry out any other assignment as may be required
towards the successful implementation of the programme.

“Distinguished
Members of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, in the course of
the implementation of this assignment, several sub-committees to be
headed by Ministers will be constituted.

“For inclusiveness
however, other members would be drawn from, not just the MDAs, but also
from the All Progress Congress (our Party), the Presidential Campaign
Council, the Buhari Support Organisation as well as Women and Youth
Campaign Council. The mandate of these sub-committees will be clearly
spelt out to reflect the purpose for which they have been constituted.
Ahead of such constitution, I wish to underscore the need for
collaboration and synergy amongst sub-committees while planning and
executing the approved programmes.

“Finally, let me remind all
members of the importance of this assignment and that no stone should be
left unturned to ensure that this 2019 Presidential Inauguration
Committee delivers on its mandate. We must therefore deploy our wealth
of experience and show unwavering commitment to this exercise”, the SGF
stated.