Patricia Akwashiki, minster of information, at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting on May 20, Wednesday, told reporters when the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari would receive his handover notes.
She said that the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over the briefs collected by MDAs and government agencies to the incoming government after inspection of facilities at the presidential villa.
The handing over, Akwashiki said, will be followed by inaugural dinner in the evening of the same day.
She said: “The deliberation today was taken up by preparations for transition and the SGF briefed the Council as follows that on May 28, there will be inspection of facilities at the Villa by the President in company of the Vice President with the President-elect and his Vice President.
“Thereafter there will be a small handing over ceremony in the Council Chamber where the President will hand over the briefs collected by MDAs and government agencies to the incoming administration.”
“It will be rounded up with the inaugural dinner in the evening of May 28.”
The minister also revealed that five protocols were approved by the Council on Wednesday.
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Akwashiki, who did not give details of the protocols, said, “At least five protocols were approved and adopted by Nigeria in order to enable us work well with our counterparts in other parts of the world.”
Babangida Aliyu, the governor of Niger state, had already noted the same information that the council decided that the president-elect and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, would tour the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on May 28 to get handover briefs.