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Tinubu constitutes Special Presidential Panel on Social Investment programmes (Full List)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

*The Federal Government says the Special Presidential Panel is mandated to undertake a comprehensive review and audit of existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines of the social investment programmes for total re-engineering of the financial architecture of the programmes

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s recent six-week suspension of the four programmes under the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA), the Nigerian leader has approved the establishment of a Special Presidential Panel.

ConsumerConnect reports  the Presidency, at the weekend, disclosed Mr. Wale Edun, Honourable Minister for Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy would lead the Panel.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, also stated that the Special Presidential Panel is tasked with immediately undertaking a comprehensive review and audit of existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines of the social investment programmes.

The Federal Government also stated this is a view to implementing a total re-engineering of the financial architecture of the programmes with detailed modification to procedures guiding the programmes’ implementation moving forward.

The statement noted the Special Presidential Panel, which is comprised of Ministers representing strategic sectors to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to the reform effort, is made up of the following members:

(1) Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance – Chairman

(2) Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare – Member

(3) Honourable Minister of Budget and Economic Planning – Member

(4) Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation – Member

(5) Honourable Minister of Communicatons, Innovation and Digital Economy – Member

(6) Honourable Minister of State for Youth – Member

The Presidential Spokesman further stated President Tinubu “anticipates that this Special Presidential Panel will validate the confidence reposed in it by winning back all lost public confidence in these vital programmes over the years by ushering in a new era of operation based on open and accountable governance frameworks that will prove impervious to abuse and incompetence for the exclusive benefit of disadvantaged households across our nation.”

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