By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday inaugurated the Policies, Programmes and Projects committee recently set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari had set up the 15-member committee, chaired by the vice president, to take stock of the administration’s efforts so far and to 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.”
The committee is also saddled with the responsibility to “prepare and produce a detailed working document that will guide the incoming cabinet members on the direction of government regarding policies, programmes and projects;” and “co-opt organisations or persons relevant towards the successful execution of the exercise and make recommendations as may be considered necessary.”
Other members of the committee are Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma 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.