Osinbajo to chair audit committee that will review all government projects and programmes

VICE president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been appointed as the head of a new federal government audit committee charged with the responsibility of ensuring that federal government projects and policies are implemented over the next four years.


In what appears to be a sign that the government is aware of the fact that many of its plans, programme and ideas get derailed along the way, a committee is being set up to ensure enforcement. According to Olusegun Adekunle of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, is one of the committee members.


President Buhari has tasked the committee with auditing and determining the status of the implementation of policies, programmes and projects either inherited or commenced during his first tenure. In addition, the president also asked the committee to identify and highlight the challenges that may affect the successful implementation of such policies, programmes and projects.


Furthermore, the committee is also to prepare a comprehensive working document that would guide the incoming members of the cabinet on the direction of government. Other members of the committee include the head of the civil service Winifred Oyo-Ita, the permanent secretary in the cabinet affairs office, the national security adviser and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.


Due to be inaugurated tomorrow, Friday, March 15, 2019, the committee, the deputy chief of staff to the president will serve as its secretary. Ministers on the committee include those of budget & national planning, finance, power, works & housing, justice, trade & investment, transport, agriculture & rural development and water resources.