Ahead of transition in 35 days, Tinubu returns to Nigeria

Exactly 35 days to his inauguration on May 29, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, will arrive in the country today, Monday, after a one-month rest in France.

Recall that Tinubu departed Nigeria for France on Tuesday, March 21 to rest, and plan the transition programme ahead of his inauguration on May 29.

His Media Office had, in an issued statement in March, explained that he travelled to France to rest and plan his transition programme after a very exhaustive campaign and election season.

According to one of his loyalists, the president-elect would arrive in the country on Monday evening, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

On his return to the country, the president-elect is expected to hit the ground running to address certain issues that would ensure effective take-off of his government upon inauguration on May 29.

The President-elect is also expected to use the next 35 days to assembly a competent team that will form his cabinet to ensure smooth take-off after his inauguration.

Tinubu had last week submitted 13 names of eminent Nigerians that would make up the Presidential Inauguration Committee ahead of the May 29 inauguration. But the PDP has knocked Tinubu for not appointing anybody from the South-east to his 13-man transition committee.

The submission of the 13 names was in response to a letter by the Presidential Transition Committee (PTC), headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, asking for nominations into the 13 sub-committees under the Inauguration Committee of the Council.

The committee was saddled with the task of planning the week-long inauguration activities that will usher in Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, as president and vice-president of the country, respectively, on May 29.

Tinubu had earlier submitted the names of the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, and a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Wale Edun, to the Council.

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