Subsidy ReInvestment And Empowerment Program (SURE) - Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee

The Attached Document itemizes the projects that would be implemented by the Dr. Christopher Kolade led Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme committee


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by Dr. Chris Kolade
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Re: Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
NoLongThing posted on 01-02-2012, 19:52:18 PM
Kolade is nothing, if not an establishment man - it is a shame that this man has allowed himself to be used by the same people whose principles he ought to detest but alas in Nigeria, it's all about getting yours ke?
Re: Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Valteena posted on 01-02-2012, 20:05:52 PM
Quite an impressive list of projects to be implemented here. If only they will be able to deliver. When is the targeted delivery period for most of these project again?. Hope it is within a reasonable period that will make it possible to still have GEJ neck if they don't deliver. It's good that there is at least documented comprehensive list/check list if you like for people to monitor the administration with and check for the delivery or non delivery of these projects.
Re: Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Auspicious posted on 01-02-2012, 20:19:15 PM
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If only they will be able to deliver..


Precisely the reason why everyone and his mother is against the subsidy removal thingy.

It is not like good arguments aren't being advanced for the option. Heck, I went through the publication and it almost convinced me. But, goodness, Nigerians have been taken for a ride for far too long, from SAP, to MAMSER to you-know-what. Those ones, too, had glossy pages of brilliant ideas by brilliant minds wasted by IBB et al.

I read a piece by Dr. Olatunji Dare this morning and I shook my head. There was no way in the world I would sign off on this thing, given the track record of previous governments as cited by the journalist in his op-ed piece in The Nation. As the expression goes, you fool me once, shame on you; you fool me twice, shame on me.


*gosh, don't you just miss that guy! ^
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Re: Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Auspicious posted on 01-02-2012, 20:41:38 PM
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Gotta love the Nigerian commentariat!

We have enough of alert and brilliant minds to analyze our affairs and how it affects us! First I did not know that both Belgore and Kolade are in their mid to late 70s, which brings about the questions: what is with our tendency to recycle old, tired hands when younger, energetic brilliant minds abound? Ehn?
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[INDENT]Can Belgore, Kolade Stem Public Anger
By Bolade Omonijo, Group Political Editor | The Nation
Tuesday, 03 January 2011.



AHEAD of likely protests against the sudden removal of subsidy on the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, the federal government has set up two bodies to douse public anger.

Justice Alfa Belgore, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, is head of an 11-member committee to dialogue with Organised Labour and other key stakeholders.

A Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme Board has also been established to \"ensure effective and timely implementation of projects to be funded with the savings accruing to the federal government from subsidy removal\".

It is headed by Nigeria's immediate past High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade. He is to be assisted by a former Minister of Works, Major-General Mamman Kotangora (rtd) and 19 others.

To serve on both bodies are the Finance Minister, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke.

The Kolade Board is reminiscent of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) headed by General Muhammadu Buhari during the Abacha Junta. While it is meant to assure Nigerians that the government means well and would deploy resources to fix infrastructure decay, it has also thrown up questions in the quality of people appointed to run the ministries. The Minister of Works is not on the board. Neither is the Minister of Transport. Is this therefore a vote of no confidence on the existing structures and the ministers?

The Board is another bureaucracy introduced in a country where the President has acknowledged the need to shed weight. If roads are to be built, why and how would this be done without the input of the ministry statutorily saddled with the task of providing the service? If the President believes the public cannot trust the ministers and ministries with the task, why not sack them and appoint those considered more credible?

Kolade is a technocrat, regarded as a man of integrity. He is regular on the lecture circuit where he preaches probity and good morals. He is a man of experience, having served as Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC); the private sector as Managing Director (and later chairman) of Cadbury. Shortly after the inauguration of the Obasanjo administration in 1999, Kolade was appointed Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Failed Contracts. However, at 79, he has paid his dues and ought to be allowed to rest. If there is any need for a Board to handle such an important task, a younger man or woman could be picked for the job. The same applies to Justice Belgore who is 75 years old.

What is expected of the Belgore Committee? President Goodluck Jonathan and Okonjo-Iweala said government had embarked on wide-ranging consultations on the planned action in the past few months. If the consultations could not achieve a consensus, how would that be achieved after government had deceived Nigerians that it would not take any steps until the budget is passed and signed into law?

Members of the committee, including Governors Chibuike Amaechi, Babangida Aliyu, Adams Oshiomhole, Sule Lamido, Peter Obi, are perhaps expected to douse tension in their states. This is a tough assignment for them, especially Oshiomhole, who led previous protests against increase in prices of petroleum products. The somersault may eat into the popularity of the Edo State governor.

The philosophy behind the government action is that the people are not opposed to the scheme as such, but want to be assured that it means well
. However, as the effect hit the people, reactions may be more difficult to manage. The days ahead are expected to be interesting as some public officials stake their well-earned reputation for an unpopular, or even odious assignment.
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Re: Subsidy ReInvestment And Empowerment Program (SURE) - Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Patcho posted on 01-02-2012, 22:50:15 PM
Kolade & Belgore wouldn't know when the chicken roost under their table. With all due respect, can this two gentlemen climb a 6 floor building without lift?
Re: Subsidy ReInvestment And Empowerment Program (SURE) - Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Busanga posted on 01-02-2012, 23:32:56 PM
To hell with the projects. GEJ has murdered sleep, and he shall sleep no more. Enough is enough!

PS: Why will anyone trust a government that swore the subsidy was not being removed one week ago, and sneaked it in this week? Why will anyone even trust a government that cannot protect the IG of Police's convoy to implement any project - even a borehole project? GEJ is a joke. He should return to the zoo at Bayelsa state.
Re: Subsidy ReInvestment And Empowerment Program (SURE) - Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Denker posted on 01-02-2012, 23:59:17 PM
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To hell with the projects. GEJ has murdered sleep, and he shall sleep no more. Enough is enough!

blah.......


who the hell is dis boko haramite.........named mallam busanga?
Re: Projects To Be implemented By Kolade Committee
Auspicious posted on 01-03-2012, 00:29:11 AM
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As the chorus of this song goes:

I don't wanna wait today
For something that might never ever show its face again
A promise that I have had too much already, to me
It seems ridiculous to trust in all of your games, you play
It's one life, one world, one chance and I don't wanna wait..


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The Attached Document itemizes the projects that would be implemented by the Dr. Christopher Kolade led Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme committee


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Auspicious posted on 01-03-2012, 00:31:24 AM

The Attached Document itemizes the projects that would be implemented by the Dr. Christopher Kolade led Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme committee


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Brief On Fuel Subsidy
by Dr. Chris Kolade
Head, Subsidy Reinvestment Board


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