Executive orders: Osinbajo to interact with civil servants Wednesday

Executive orders: Osinbajo to interact with civil servants Wednesday

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AS part of measures to drive the reforms intended in the executive orders he signed last week, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will on Wednesday interact with a cross-section of middle level, senior public and civil servants to discuss, in particular, the executive orders on business environment and promoting Made-in-Nigeria products. 

The interactive forum would be opened for live coverage by the electronic media as well as live streaming on social media.

Spokesperson of the acting president,  Laolu Akande, in a statement while giving an update on the new orders signed last Thursday, said the Muhammadu Buhari administration will drive the new executive orders vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment.

“These are the people who will be directly responsible for the attainment of the objectives of the executive orders, so the Acting President wants an opportunity to talk with them directly and also hear from them in person,” he said.

Akande stressed that ensuring the effective implementation of the orders are critical for the overall prosperity of Nigerians and Nigeria.

As part of activities commemorating the Second year anniversary  of the Buhari administration, Akande said that  on May 29, a presidential level Report Card event on the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari presidency would be held at Aso Rock.

“Here, we shall be updating Nigerians on the progress so far attained, how we are addressing some challenges and how President Buhari’s Social Investment Programmes would be significantly expanded going forward,” he noted.

The SIPs are the N-Power, which selected and engaged 200,000 unemployed graduates for a volunteer job programmers, the Conditional Cash Transfer being implemented now in nine states, General Economic & Empowerment Programme, GEEP-a micro credit scheme that has given out 60,000 loans, and the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, where 25 million meals have been served and over 1 million primary school pupils in at least seven states are being fed and over 11,000 cooks hired.

On the Presidential Investigative Panel report, Akande assured that the outcome  “would be made public  and Nigerians would be satisfied,” calling for patience, as he added that the two suspended officials, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal and the Director-General, Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, remain suspended.