Osinbajo to explain Executive Orders

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    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will explain how the Executive Orders he signed last week on  boositing the economy will function when he meets on Wednesday with a cross-section of middle level and senior public and civil servants.

    Senior Special Assistant on Media to the acting President Laolu Akande said yesterday that The interactive session, he said, is part of measures to drive the reforms intended in the new executive orders signed last Thursday.

    He said that the Acting President would be discussing in particular the executive orders on business environment and promoting “Made in Nigeria” products.

    He said that the Buhari administration would drive the new executive orders vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country.

    “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.” he said

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

    “Here at this national event, 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,” Akande noted.

    The SIPs are the N-Power, which selected and engaged 200,000 unemployed Nigerians graduates for a volunteer job programmers, the Conditional Cash Transfer being implemented now in 9 states, General Economic & Empowerment Programme, GEEP-a micro credit scheme that has given out almost 60,000 loans out already, 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.

    Akande explained that Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ayo Oke remained suspended.

    He said the outcome of the Investigation into issues raised against the two top government officials would be made available soon.

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