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Osinbajo inaugurates policies, projects audit committee

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Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday inaugurated the Policies, Programmes and Projects committee recently set up by President Buhari.

The President had set up a 15-member committee, chaired by Prof Osinbajo to take stock of the administration’s efforts so far and make concrete preparations for the second term in office, which begins on May 29 this year.

The terms of reference of the committee include “to audit and determine the status of implementation of policies, programmes and projects either inherited or commenced by the out-going administration;” and “to identify and highlight a residue of works and challenges that may militate against their successful implementation.”

Other members of the committee are Chief of Staff to the President, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Minister of Budget and National Planning and the Minister of Finance.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development are also members of the committee.

Also in the committee are the Minister of Water Resources, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the National Security Adviser and the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President.

The Head of Service of the Federation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Minister of Transportation were represented by Magdalene Ajani, Edward Adamu and John Eboigbe respectively.

Inaugurating the committee, Vice President Osinbajo said the committee would, “in the next few weeks, determine the current status of and performance on federal government projects and programmes, relying not just on submissions made by the various ministries, departments and agencies but also on objective assessment of experts already engaged on similar assessments and will be co-opted to assist in this mission.

“They will also be required to produce a detailed implementation plan based on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP and on several documents, including the Next Level Document.”


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