The executive order establishing a transitional committee for the next general elections in Nigeria was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The new executive order, according to him, “establishes a legal basis for the orderly transfer of power from one presidential administration to another.”
I have signed Executive Order No. 14 of 2023 on the Facilitation and Management of Presidential Transitions. The new Executive Order puts in place a legal framework for the seamless transition of power from one Presidential Administration to another.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) February 9, 2023
Nigerians go the polls on 25 February.
Mr Buhari, 80, is serving his last term in office, as he is constitutionally barred from running again in the elections.
A new president will be sworn in on 29 May.