Sambo, Others Set To Answer Questions Of GMB Committee

Sambo, Others Set To Answer Questions Of GMB Committee

The outgoing vice president Namadi Sambo, told members of Muhammadu Buhari's transition committee that the incumbent ministers were open to questioning.

According to The Punch, Sambo made a claim on May 25, Monday, while presenting the handover note of the transition committee led by him to the one of Buhari's, headed by Ahmed Joda.

The politician said that members of the Federal Executive Council were ready to give "additional clarifications" related to the way of ruling between 2011 and 2015.

"The handover notes of the Federal Government of Nigeria of this administration between 2011 and 2015 have been properly articulated and printed.

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"The permanent secretaries of each ministry have signed each page of this report to authenticate it and it is our pleasure to present it to you and pray that it will guide you, guide the incoming administration towards the achievement of positive objectives, development and progress of Nigeria.

"I want to add that all of us are always available, after this report between now and May 29, anytime you need to meet with us, we are ready to come and sit and clarify.

"All the ministries, departments and agencies will also be ready to meet with you, give you any additional clarifications that you would want to have on this report that we are presenting."

Joda on his part vowed to carefully study the document before final submission to Buhari’s administration.

"It is my honour and my privilege to receive this comprehensive set of report from the government transition committee which was chaired by the vice president.

"It appears that nothing has been left out. It is now our challenge to give careful study and examination of what is contained in these volumes."This comes after a widely-publicised war of words between the two committees. The incoming administration on several occasions accused Sambo-led committee of not cooperating with the incoming government to enable smooth transition. These allegations were, however, characterised as untrue by the acting authorities.

Last week, both the president and his vice made separate emotional appeals to Nigerians, publicly asking people for forgiveness.

Sambo apologised to those "offended" during the period of his rule and added that he had forgiven "all those that have done anything wrong to us".


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