Buhari Will Take Decisive Action On Slain Policemen– Presidency

Buhari set for cabinet inauguration Wednesday Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja by Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja August 20, 2019 in News, News Update 0 Photos: Buhari hosts leadership of National Assembly to dinner Muhammadu Buhari FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail With the end of the two-day retreat hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the President is now set to inaugurate his cabinet on Wednesday. The President, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, charged the Ministers-designate to rise to the challenging responsibilities of Ministerial office. The second and final day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. “This was followed by a presentation by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on aligning government policies with the ideology, manifesto and campaign promises of the ruling party.” He said that subsequent presentations touched on Budgeting, Civil Service Reforms, Public Procurement, the Relationships between Ministers and Permanent Secretaries, and Effective Partnerships between Executive, Legislature and State Governments. Read Also; Buhari to ministers-designate: Nigerians expect quick results from you The SGF in his remarks announced the introduction of a new Cabinet Memorandum Review and Approval Process, aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of government decision-making and policy implementation, and increasing coordination and coherence within the Government. President Buhari in his closing remarks, reminded participants that the challenges ahead of the Administration remain significant, and urged them to work collaboratively and purposefully, and give their best to the task of delivering a more prosperous country for all Nigerians. The Ministers-designate will be sworn in on Wednesday August 21, at the State House, after which they will be allocated portfolios by the President. Following the swearing-in, each Minister will be given a Mandate, based on the assigned Ministry, and which will spell out priorities, deliverables and timelines. In addition, a robust monitoring and evaluation framework will also be put in place to track the implementation of all policies and programmes over the next four years.

President Muhammadu Buhari will soon take a decisive action on last week’s killing of three policemen in Wukari, Taraba State by soldiers allegedly mistaken for kidnappers, the Presidency said last night.

The three officers and a civilian killed by soldiers were said to be on legitimate criminal investigation activities to Taraba State, to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, allegedly indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the state.

To get to the root of the matter, President Buhari constituted an investigative panel during the National Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa last Thursday.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said Buhari was waiting for the outcome of the investigation by the Defence Headquarters.

The presidential spokesman on his Twitter handle, @GarShehu, wrote: “In response to press questions, I will confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.”

In another tweet Shehu wrote: “Contrary to those mischievous insinuations, President Buhari had ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to set up an investigation committee with representatives from all the security organisations in the country, including the police force.”

He clarified that Buhari was not indifferent stating that “The President is not indifferent to the unfortunate incident, and would take decisive action as soon as the report of the panel is submitted to him.”

“He is following due process and procedure. Putting the cart before the horse is not President Buhari’s way of doing things.

“Nigerians should show patience while the President awaits the report of the panel from the Chief of Defence Staff.”


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