The incoming president of Nigeria, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has on Thursday, May 25 received transition documents from the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari.
The package was said to have contained three vital documents, briefing notes on all the nine most important sectors of the country’s economy.
The transition documents is a compendium (which captures the priority programmes and projects implemented by his administration) and a Policy Status briefing were also part of documents transferred to the president-elect.
The handing over of the documents to the incoming administration took place at the State House Conference Center in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari afterwards conferred Tinubu and his vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, were conferred with the highest National Honours of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) and Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
The handing over of the baton of service to the incoming government was also part of the ceremony as Buhari noted that government is a continuum.
The ceremony has kicked off plethora of functions scheduled for the May 29 swearing-in
The country has for the first time witnessed a transition process driven by an Executive Order singed by Buhari.
The order sets the process of presidential transition on a path of a legislation, which will institutionalize it.
Always expect knocks on your doors whether you run to Daura or Niger Republic- Tinubu
In a similar development, Tinubu, maintained that Buhari should always expect to receive visitors at his Daura hometown after his leaving office on May 29.
He stressed that whether Buhari retired to Daura, Katsina State, or Niger Republic, people would always knocks on his doors.
The president-elect made this disclosure after Buhari conferred the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, GCFR, on him in Abuja on Thursday.
He thereby stated that he knows the magnitude of the national honour given to him and his Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima and the task ahead.
“I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead, whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors,” Tinubu said.