President Muhammadu Buhari has set up an audit committee for the policies, programmes and projects of the Federal Government under his administration.The committee is to be headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibajo also has the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari as one of its members.
This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The President challenged the committee to audit and determine the status of implementation of the policies, programmes and projects, either inherited or commenced in his first tenure.
He also asked them to identify and highlight the challenges that may affect the successful implementation of such policies, programmes and projects.
The committee is also to prepare a comprehensive working document that would guide the incoming members of the President’s cabinet on the direction of government
The committee also has some ministers, as well as the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, among others, as members.
Other members of the committee are as follows.
His Excellency, the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria – Chairman
Chief of Staff to the President – Member
Head of Civil Service of the Federation – Member
Minister of Budget and National Planning – Member
Minister of Finance – Member
Minister of Power, Works & Housing – Member
Hon. Attorney General & Minister of Justice – Member
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment – Member
Minister of Transportation – Member
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development – Member
Minister of Water Resources – Member
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria – Member
National Security Adviser – Member
Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office – Member
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President – Member/Secretary
The terms of reference of the committee are as follows:
To audit and determine the status of implementation of policies, programmes and projects either inherited or commenced by the out-going Administration;
Identify and highlight a residue of works and challenges that may militate against their successful implementation;
Prepare and produce a detailed working document that would guide the incoming Cabinet Members on the direction of Government regarding policies, programmes and projects;
Co-opt any organization(s)/person(s) relevant towards the successful execution of the exercise; and
Make any other recommendation(s) as may be necessary.
The committee is expected to be inaugurated on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3.00 pm at the Vice President Conference Room,