The president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appointed a 13-man presidential inauguration committee to plan a week-long programme for his inauguration on May 29.
Tinubu, in a letter to the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha, announced a former senator representing Borno North and current National Deputy Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Kyari, as Coordinator and Director of Finance and Budget of the committee.
The Executive Director (Business Development) at the Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank, Stella Okotete, will serve as the head of secretariat, planning and monitoring.
Makinde Araoye, an ex-APC governorship aspirant from Ekiti State, will serve as the director of venue, parades and swearing-in for the event; while the APC presidential campaign spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga, will serve as Head of Media and Publicity.
Cross Rivers State Commissioner for Health and current National Women Leader of the APC, Betta Edu, will coordinate the medical team for the inauguration committee.
A younger brother of late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Col. Abdulazeez Yar’Adua will act as the head of Security and Ceremonial parade for the inauguration with Mrs Zainab Buba Marwa, will coordinate the pre-inauguration dinner and gala night for the committee.
Other members of the committee are Samira Saddik (Children’s Day), Abuh Andrew Abuh (Accommodation), Dr. Danladi Bako (Inaugural Lecture), Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Kabir (Transportation and Logistics), Donald Wokoma (Protocol and Invitation), Bishop Adegbite (Church Service) and Imam Faud (Jumat Service).
Tinubu had earlier forwarded the names of Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Wale Edun, to the SGF for inclusion as his representatives in the transition committee.