Buhari gives Customs boss, 12 others deadline to submit handover notes

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered no fewer than 13 heads of parastatals and agencies under the federal ministry of finance, including his ex-chief of staff and Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ali, to submit their handover notes latest by April 23.

The directive was contained in a circular with reference no: FMF/PSSD/HON/32 signed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

According to the circular, which was made public in Abuja on Wednesday, permanent secretaries and heads of extra-ministerial departments were also directed to send in their handover briefs.

The minister revealed that the development was to ensure a comprehensive handover notes for the smooth and effective transition to the in-coming administration on May 29.

The handover notes, she further revealed were to be prepared in soft copies, hard copies, and must as well contain lists of files under the custody of all the MDAs.

The memo reads in part: ‘’Following the recently concluded presidential election, preparations are in place to successfully conclude the current administration come May 29, 2019.

“As part of the process of transition, all agencies and departments under the Federal Ministry of Finance are directed to prepare their handover notes.

“All handover notes should be submitted to the permanent secretary (special duties) on or before April, 23, 2019. Ensure full compliance.’’

Some parastatals and agencies also affected by the directive include, the Debt Management Office, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria Deposit Insurance Cooperation (NDIC), National Insurance Commission, Investment and Security Tribunal, National Economic Reconstruction Fund, Nigeria Export Import Bank, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Development Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

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