The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that plans are on course to ensure a smooth, peaceful and formal transfer of power to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, on May 29.
The latest assurance is coming from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha stated this during the meeting of the Presidential Transition Committee on Tuesday.
He said Muhammadu Buhari won’t spend an extra day as president after the expiration of his tenure, even with litigations arising from the presidential election.
“All litigation, whether resolved or not, will not in any way stop the process. The president is not spending a day extra in office. The security committee has the responsibility to ensure that nothing happens to truncate the transition process. Nigerians are very law-abiding people," he said.
“Whoever has lost an election, there are provided avenues for those people to make whatever legal inquiry they want to make but the process would continue unabated. We would not create another constitutional crisis. On May 29, the hand-over will take place.”
The SGF also said the Presidential Transition Committee which he chairs "has been active" and that the offices of the incoming president and vice-president have been refurbished.
“The facility at the Defence House is ready. Security personnel of the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Police Force have also been deployed to the President and Vice-President elect.
“Protocol officers have also been assigned to both the President-elect and Vice-President-elect from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Intelligence Agency.
“The transition process is on course and all efforts are being made to ensure that it is smooth. On May 29, there would be a peaceful formal transfer of power to the new President," Mustapha said.
He noted that the security sub-committee is working to ensure no one truncates the hand-over.