Saturday, 12 September 2020 05:34

Buhari inaugurates inter-ministerial committee to oversee Presidential Power Initiative

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, as a member of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Presidential Power Initiate.

A statement by Malami’s spokesperson, Mr Umar Gwandu,  on Friday said other members include; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman; and Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

Also included are Director General of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprise, Mr Alex Okoh; and President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr Babagana Mohammed.

Inaugurating the Committee on Thursday, Mr Buhari who described the power sector as one of the most critical components of sustainable development, expressed commitment to improving the delivery of power in the country as his enduring and defining legacy.

He said following Federal Executive Council approval, the coast was now clear and SPV had the responsibility of executing Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), providing project management for the implementation of PPI and serve as the key manager to ensure cohesion and seamless execution.