by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The return of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has been approved to the Office of the Vice President for supervision, in compliance with their various establishment Acts.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu, has also approved a formal structure for the Office of the Vice President as well as an appropriate number of technical and administrative aides that will work with the Vice President in the discharge of his responsibilities.
A statement to this effect was signed by Olusola Abiola, who is Director of Information Office of the Vice President in Abuja.
In another development, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the immediate dissolution of the Governing Boards of all Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies in the exercise of their Constitutional Powers and in the public interest.
In a statement issued and signed by Willie Bassey, who is Director of Information in Public Relations Department in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The statement averred that, “The dissolution does not affect Boards, Commissions and Councils listed in the Third Schedule, Part 1, Section 153 (i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.”
In view of this development and, until such a time new boards are constituted, the Chief Executive Officers of the Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies are directed to refer matters requiring the attention of their Boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices.
Also, Permanent Secretaries are directed to route such correspondences to Mr President through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Consequently, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies are to ensure compliance to the provision of this directive, which took effect from Friday, 16th June, 2023. It also directed Permanent Secretaries “to inform the Chief Executive Officers of the affected Agencies under the supervision of their respective Ministries/Offices for immediate compliance,” the statement concluded.