Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT JONATHAN SETS UP WHITE PAPER COMMITTEES ON RIBADU REPORT, OTHERS

In furtherance of his declared commitment to doing all within his powers to ensure greater accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today established three committees to prepare draft White Papers on the reports of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, the National Refineries Special Task Force and the Governance and Controls Special Task Force.

The Committees are to study the reports, review the issues raised, and prepare draft White Papers for the consideration of the Federal Executive Council within two weeks.         

The White Paper Committee on the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force Report will be chaired by the Minister of Labour, Chief  Emeka Wogu, with the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, Minister of State, FCT, Oloye  Jumoke Akinjide, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II: Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed as members.

The White Paper Committee on the report of the Governance and Controls Special Task Force will be chaired by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama  Pepple. Other members of the committee are Minister of State, Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, and Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Bukar Tijani.

The White Paper Committee on the report of the National Refineries Special Task Force has Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Sada as Chairman, and Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina,  Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Pate and Minister of State for Education, Mr. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike as members.

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will provide secretariat for the Committees. 

Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

November 15, 2012



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Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Auspicious posted on 11-15-2012, 16:56:06 PM
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Yeepah!!! I am seriously getting to the end of my long, long, long string with Baba Jay... Haba!


About time too, bro.

Cuz as Fela talk am, overtake don overtake overtake (ODOO)!


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Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Igboamaeze posted on 11-15-2012, 17:16:55 PM
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@Ajibs,

There's nothing wrong with setting up secondary committees to review the report of the committees. Those reports are usually too voluminous, in some instances more than 5 volumes with intimidating annexes. Even if Jonathan devotes the remainder of his tenure to those reports, you can bet it won't be enough.

The only two mistakes I think he keeps making are, first, always publicizing the setting up of the secondary review committees which exposes him to avoidable ridicule; and secondly, using "outsiders" for the review instead of his immediate and close team of technical advisers. That's how it's done everywhere in the world including big corporations. It's pure mischief or ignorance or both for anyone to castigate him for this.

A lot is wrong with mocking him for doing what's normal and right...
Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Ajibs posted on 11-15-2012, 17:30:29 PM
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@Ajibs,

There's nothing wrong with setting up secondary committees to review the report of the committees. Those reports are usually too voluminous, in some instances more than 5 volumes with intimidating annexes. Even if Jonathan devotes the remainder of his tenure to those reports, you can bet it won't be enough.

The only two mistakes I think he keeps making are, first, always publicizing the setting up of the secondary review committees which exposes him to avoidable ridicule; and secondly, using \"outsiders\" for the review instead of his immediate and close team of technical advisers. That's how it's done everywhere in the world including big corporations. It's pure mischief or ignorance or both for anyone to castigate him for this.

A lot is wrong with mocking him for doing what's normal and right...


Oga Igbo,

I agree with a lot of what you noted, but here is the point and bottom line... Results.

This is why people keep making fun of him. Where is the the result from these large number of various committees?

For example we saw some people taken to court on the fuel subsidy issue, how are those cases going? Anyone fought guilty or innocent yet? We were happy when the consolidation of government agencies were submitted to him on his promise to trim government and make it more effective, okay that also got a super committee, what is the status? The same EFCC that was advised to be scrapped, is the same EFCC prosecuting fuel subsidy suspects...

Also why give us half news and then now no action? We were allowed to see the summary of the report, it is in the public realm that the oil companies have been swindling the country, hand in hand with NNPC, people are waiting for action and what they get is yet another committee...

Even if it is right is is very bad for business (governance), especially when there is a serious lack of trust.

Then I add this to the fact that your new best friend again is now your IBPMN and it simply makes one pretty mad...
Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Auspicious posted on 11-15-2012, 17:56:54 PM
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@Ajibs,

There's nothing wrong with setting up secondary committees to review the report of the committees. Those reports are usually too voluminous, in some instances more than 5 volumes with intimidating annexes. Even if Jonathan devotes the remainder of his tenure to those reports, you can bet it won't be enough[B][/B]..


When it comes to defending his biases, Igboamaeze can contort to any shape to accommodate anything, no matter how ridiculous. Reading him, one might be tempted to imagine that the president's office comprises of no staff but just the president and Oga Abati, poring over voluminous sheaves of paperwork that will take months and months on end to go through, with little help from the 'pestle wielding' 'shildrens of anger' who just like to 'abuse' the president (because it helps these 'shildren of anger's' libido at home with their wives.

My Yoruba people would say, 'Alaininkanse ti n da iparu osu'. The expression translates literally as 'the aimless one who keeps promising to deliver by month's end'. What the expression tries to say is the same thing the English equivalent says with the expression 'all hat no cattle'. The expressions fit the aimless shuffling of the Jonathan presidency as it empowers one commission after the other with little to show for results or sincerity of purpose. It is little wonder that the government is the butt of all jokes out there. And so are persons like Igboamaeze who bend out of shape to project a grotesquely ugly portrait as a masterpiece. Muppets!
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Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Emj posted on 11-15-2012, 18:40:59 PM
Are we there yet? Oops wrong thread but right answer.

Even a Dinosaur knows the world is now a global village and most Nigerians are now more educated in the ways of PDP and it's sponsors than the supposedly intellectuals.....u cant see a dog and call it Munkeys....naaaaaaa

The donkey remains a beast of burden....who would have thought democracy will be this costly...
[News and Features] Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
NVS posted on 11-15-2012, 20:22:03 PM
user posted imageSTATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT JONATHAN SETS UP WHITE PAPER COMMITTEES ON RIBADU REPORT, OTHERS
In furtherance of his declared commitment to doing all within his powers to ensure greater accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today established three committees to prepare draft White Papers on the reports of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, the National Refineries Special Task Force and the Governance and Controls Special Task Force.

The Committees are to study the reports, review the issues raised, and prepare draft White Papers for the consideration of the Federal Executive Council within two weeks.

The White Paper Committee on the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force Report will be chaired by the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu, with the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, Minister of State, FCT, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II: Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed as members.

The White Paper Committee on the report of the Governance and Controls Special Task Force will be chaired by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama Pepple. Other members of the committee are Minister of State, Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, and Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Bukar Tijani.

The White Paper Committee on the report of the National Refineries Special Task Force has Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Sada as Chairman, and Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Pate and Minister of State for Education, Mr. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike as members.

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will provide secretariat for the Committees.





Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

November 15, 2012

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Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Big-K posted on 11-15-2012, 20:22:03 PM


 




STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE




PRESIDENT JONATHAN SETS UP WHITE PAPER COMMITTEES ON RIBADU REPORT, OTHERS




In furtherance of his declared commitment to doing all within his powers to ensure greater accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today established three committees to prepare draft White Papers on the reports of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, the National Refineries Special Task Force and the Governance and Controls Special Task Force.




The Committees are to study the reports, review the issues raised, and prepare draft White Papers for the consideration of the Federal Executive Council within two weeks.         




The White Paper Committee on the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force Report will be chaired by the Minister of Labour, Chief  Emeka Wogu, with the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, Minister of State, FCT, Oloye  Jumoke Akinjide, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II: Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed as members.




The White Paper Committee on the report of the Governance and Controls Special Task Force will be chaired by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama  Pepple. Other members of the committee are Minister of State, Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, and Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Bukar Tijani.




The White Paper Committee on the report of the National Refineries Special Task Force has Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Sada as Chairman, and Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina,  Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Pate and Minister of State for Education, Mr. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike as members.




The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will provide secretariat for the Committees. 




 




 




Reuben Abati




Special Adviser to the President




(Media and Publicity)




November 15, 2012




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Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Igboamaeze posted on 11-15-2012, 23:51:28 PM
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@Ajibs/Auspicious,

For the upteempth time, Igboamaeze is not only the wrong person to wear the toga of government apologist, he is the "wrongest" person to defend the mockery that passes as governance in Nigeria in the past 3 or so decades. My stand on Jonathan since the "child of necessity days" are well documented on this board. It has not changed. And there's little sign that it will ever change.

What I have tried to point out, which is what I've always pointed out, is that there are more than enough to accuse Jonathan of, and that setting up layers of committees is not one of them for the reasons I enumerated earlier. Of course, I'm wise enough to know that nothing will ever come out of the circus show. In fairness to Jonathan, nothing has ever come out of past circus shows.

So why the fuss...?
Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Sisi Eko posted on 11-16-2012, 04:37:41 AM
Hanhan! What's the stress about? This is only the second set of committees ke? Bear in mind that we shall get to the fifth round of committees and give Ribadu Report and all others their deserving death in the Aso drawers, no pun intended.
Re: Jonathan Sets Up New Committees On Committees
Ph3y posted on 11-16-2012, 05:59:46 AM
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@Ajibs/Auspicious,

For the upteempth time, Igboamaeze is not only the wrong person to wear the toga of government apologist, he is the \"wrongest\" person to defend the mockery that passes as governance in Nigeria in the past 3 or so decades. My stand on Jonathan since the \"child of necessity days\" are well documented on this board. It has not changed. And there's little sign that it will ever change.

What I have tried to point out, which is what I've always pointed out, is that there are more than enough to accuse Jonathan of, and that setting up layers of committees is not one of them for the reasons I enumerated earlier. Of course, I'm wise enough to know that nothing will ever come out of the circus show. In fairness to Jonathan, nothing has ever come out of past circus shows.

So why the fuss...?


2 things:
-if something has been done in a particular way for zillion years and found not to work, is it wise to continue doing it that way?
-In fairness to Jonathan and the country as a whole, should we continue to base his performance on that of past leadership or events?
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