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The hand over of the reigns of affairs to the president-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd) by His Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan is almost here.

The hand over of the reigns of affairs to the president-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd) by His excellency President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be done on May 28th, about 24 hours before Buhari's inauguration, disclosed minister of information, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Jonathan. She further said Jonathan would handover to Buhari at a dinner table on the eve of the may 29 Democracy Day.

buhari"By May 28,the president intends to have the formal handling over done at the 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".said Patricia Akwashiki.
She further stated that while the valedictory FEC meeting was held on May 20, everything that requires the president's approval must be presented to him latest on May 13 so that the incoming government would not accuse him of rushing projects. Therefore all MDAs are to brief the president on all inherited projects, their status and levels of implementation.
The present administration was doing everything to ensure smooth transition, said the minister. She also said that notwithstanding the transition programme, governance had not stopped in the country. She said "of course we are in government until the day the president-elect takes his oath of office"
The meeting was the first one held after the March 28 presidential election which Jonathan lost to Buhari.
As they waited for the president's arrival,some ministers discussed their performance in various states and on the performance of the Democratic Party's performance in the south west.

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