President Tinubu Approved Establishment of Special Presidential Panel

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By: Abdullah Bello

President Tinubu has approved the establishment of a Special Presidential Panel, to be led by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun.

This Special Presidential Panel is to immediately undertake a comprehensive review and audit of existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines of the social investment programmes with a view to implementing a total re-engineering of the financial architecture of the programmes with detailed modification to procedures guiding the programmes’ implementation.

The Special Presidential Panel, comprising ministers representing strategic sectors, will ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to the reform effort.

It is made up of the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance as Chairman, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare as member.

Other members are the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Minister of Information and National Orientation – Membe, Minister of Communicatons, Innovation and Digital Economy, and the Minister of State for Youth

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, says President Tinubu anticipates that the Panel will validate the confidence reposed in it by winning back all lost public confidence in these vital programmes 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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