Buhari Confers GCFR, GCON honours on Tinubu, Shettima…hands over transition documents
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 25, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred the National Honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger, on President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima.
They were conferred with the honors this Thursday at a ceremony held at the State house Conference centre at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
The President also handed over the transition document which contains briefing notes on each of the nine priority areas covering key sectors as well as a compendium which captures the priority programmes and projects implemented by his administration.
President Buhari also handed over the baton of services to the president -elect indicating that government is a continuum.
This is the first time in the history of transition in Nigeria that the transition process has been driven under an executive order 14 signed by President Buhari.
The Order sets the process of presidential transition on a path of a legislation, which will institutionalize it.
The event is the first in line or series of events leading to the May 29 Inauguration.
The President- elect, Bola Tinubu described the transition document as one that would ensure a smooth process of governance adding that President Buhari’s decision to rewrite the wrongs of the annulment of June 12 Presidential election and confer the GCFR honor on late M.K.O Abiola is an indication that the President is a lover of true democracy.