The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has insisted that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has some questions to respond to on the approval of N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Chairman of the committee, Mr Ali Isa, stated this while briefing reporters after Tuesday’s plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja.
He explained that the Vice President has a case to answer because he is Chairman of the governing council of NEMA.
Isa added that Professor Osinbajo was the Acting President at the time when the fund was approved.
He, however, stressed that the Committee did not mention the Vice President in its report presented on Thursday last week.
The committee has investigated the allegations of violation of public trust in the activities of the emergency agency.
In its report, it said the authorisation for the release of fund for emergency food intervention in the North East contravened Section 80(4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The Vice President might be sincere in granting approvals but PDCA cycle is lacking. This is the major problem in Africa. In my days in UK, they spent 3 months to teach us the operations of this module.
- PLAN – Identify problems and develop plans
- DO – Implementation
- CHECK – Study and Assess if the plan is working.
- ACT – Improvement, Continuous Monitoring and Supervision.
In Nigeria, we comply with 1 & 2 while 3 & 4 are virtually lacking. If Nigeria can deploy this module in all the three tiers of governance; we’re getting closer to freedom.