President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Heads of agencies including; the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed; the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali; the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler and 11 other heads of agencies under the Ministry of Finance to submit their handover notes on or before April 23, 2019.
This is in preparation of the May 2019 Inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for a second term in office.
This directive was contained in a circular to the agencies; FMF/PSSD/HON/32 dated April 8, 2019, and signed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
Other agencies covered by the circular includes; the Debt Management Office, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Investment and Security Tribunal (IST), National Economic Reconstruction Fund, Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).
The memo read in part; “Following the recently-concluded presidential election, preparations are in place to successfully conclude the current administration come May 29, 2019. As part of the process of transition, all agencies and departments under the Federal Ministry of Finance are directed to prepare their handover notes.
“All handover notes should be submitted to the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) on or before April 23, 2019.
Ensure full compliance.’’
Sources in the public service have said that this is the normal routine for a change of guard in government.
“This is a normal development. The first four years of the Buhari administration will be coming to an end on May 29 and the second and final tenure starts the same day.”
Credit: Sun News Online