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The President-elect of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has unveiled a 13-man Presidential Inauguration committee. Comprising distinguished Nigerians, the committee is tasked with planning a week-long presidential inauguration event, marking the formal assumption of office for Tinubu and Vice-President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, the President-Elect disclosed that Mr. Abubakar Kyari, a former Senator representing Borno North and the current National Deputy Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will serve as the Coordinator, as well as the Director of Finance and Budget of the Presidential Inauguration Committee.

Stella Okotete, the Executive Director (Business Development) at the Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank, will serve as the head of Secretariat, Planning and Monitoring, while Mr Makinde Araoye, an ex-APC governorship aspirant from Ekiti State will serve as the Director of venue, parades and swearing-in for the week-long event.

The APC Presidential Campaign Spokesperson, Mr Bayo Onanuga will serve as Head of Media and Publicity, while the Cross Rivers State Commissioner for Health and current National Women Leader of the APC, Dr Betta Edu will coordinate the medical team for the inauguration committee.

Col. Abdulazeez Yar’Adua, a younger brother of late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, will act as the head of Security and Ceremonial parade for the inauguration while 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).

All Nigeria Latest News had reported that the President-elect, Tinubu had initially forwarded the names of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and former Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Edun to Boss Mustapha to be included as his representatives in the Transition Committee.

Tinubu is expected to be inaugurated as president on May 29, 2023.

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