by Ranti Joseph
While inaugurating his 19-member transition committee, President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari charged members not to engage in a witch hunt or fault finding.
He also stated that his administration would not witch-hunt anybody because he is aware that government is a continuum.
Buhari disclosed this while inaugurating the Ahmed Joda-led transition committee in Abuja, on Wednesday.
While expressing gratitude to members of the committee for accepting to serve at very short notice, he explained that the change from one government to another always involves complicated operational challenges.
“This assignment though onerous, it is well within your ability to accomplish, you are required to assess the information provided to you and advise me on its quality and accuracy.”
“It is a simple matter but you must have the right information if you are to shape appropriate policy decisions. Needless to repeat; that your committee and our government are not to witch-hunt or engage in fault finding.
“We want the facts and nothing but the facts, what has been done cannot be undone, our job is to learn from the mistakes of the past in an attempt to avoid similar errors.
“The time given for you to complete your assignment, two weeks, is short but because of the postponement of the election for six weeks from February 14 to March 28, the transition period has been truncated, we are obliged therefore to fast track steps to May 29,” he explained.