Inauguration Committee: Tinubu Appoints Yar’Adua, Kyari, Onanuga, 11 Others


The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has submitted 14 names that would make up the composition of the Presidential Transition Committee ahead of the May 29 inauguration.

The committee is saddled with the task of planning the week-long inauguration activities that will usher in Tinubu and the VP-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, as President and Vice-President of the country.

This was disclosed in a letter submitted to the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha, with six weeks left to the handover day.

The development is coming few weeks after the President-elect nominated a former Lagos Finance Commissioner, Wale Edun, and Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, into the committee.

When contacted, the Special Adviser to the President-elect, Dr Dele Alake, who is currently with his principal in Paris, France capital, confirmed the report.

“Yes, the list of 14-man committee is authentic. It is genuine and few more names will come later,” Alake told our correspondent.

In the 14-member list of the PTC, the spokesman for Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, will serve as Head of Media and Publicity while the current acting National Deputy Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abubakar Kyari, will coordinate and direct the committee’s finance and budget.

Also on the list is the younger brother of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, Col. Abdulazeez Yar’Adua, who was nominated as the head of security and ceremonial parade for the inauguration.

Other names on the list are the Executive Director of Nigeria Export-Import Bank, Stella Okotete (Secretariat, Planning and Monitoring); APC National Women Leader, Dr Betta Edu (Medical Team); former governorship aspirant in Ekiti, Makinde Araoye (Venue, Parade and Swearing-in); ex-Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, Dr Danladi Bako (Inauguration Lecture) and Zainab Marwa-Abubakar, daughter of the Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), who will anchor the pre-Inauguration dinner and gala night.

Other members of the committee are Samira Saddik (Children’s Day), Abuh Andrew Abuh (Accommodation), Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Kabir (Transportation and Logistics), Donald Wokoma (Protocol and Invitation), Bishop Adegbite (Church Service) and Imam Faud (Jumat Service).


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