Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the newly elected president of Nigeria, has appointed a 13-person committee made up of prominent Nigerians to organize a week long ceremony ushering in both he and Senator Kashim Shettima, his vice president-elect, as the nation’s new leaders.
Abubakar Kyari, a former senator from Borno North and the current National Deputy Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress, was named by Tinubu as the Committee’s Coordinator and Director of Finance and Budget in a letter to Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Stella Okotete, Executive Director (Business Development) of the Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank, will be in charge of the Secretariat, Planning, and Monitoring, and Mr. Makinde Araoye, a former APC governorship candidate from Ekiti State, would be in charge of the Secretariat, Planning, and Monitoring.
The APC Presidential Campaign Spokesperson, Mr Bayo Onanuga will serve as Head of Media and Publicity, while the Cross Rivers State Commissioner for Health and current National Women Leader of the APC, Dr Betta Edu will coordinate the medical team for the inauguration committee.
A younger brother of late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Col. Abdulazeez Yar’Adua will act as the head of Security and Ceremonial parade for the inauguration with Mrs Zainab Buba Marwa, will coordinate the pre-inauguration dinner and gala night for the committee.
Other members of the committee are:
Samira Saddik (Children’s Day),
Abuh Andrew Abuh (Accommodation),
Dr. Danladi Bako (Inaugural Lecture),
Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Kabir (Transportation and Logistics),
Donald Wokoma (Protocol and Invitation), Bishop Adegbite (Church Service) and
Imam Faud (Jumat Service).
Recall that the President-elect, Tinubu had initially forwarded the names of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Edun to Boss Mustapha to be included as his representatives in the Transition Committee.
Tinubu is expected to be inaugurated as president on May 29, 2023