A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Jonathan establishes panel to review Ribadu’s report

16 November 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA – PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has announced the setting up of a review panel to prepare a white paper draft on the report of the Nuhu Ribadu Petroleum Special Task Force, which Ribadu headed.

A statement, by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said two other committees will also submit white papers on the reports of the National Refineries Special Task Force and the Governance and Controls Special Task Force.

According to the statement, President Jonathan said the committees were set up as part of efforts at ensuring greater accountability, probity and transparency in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

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 government said.

The White Paper Committee on the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force Report will be chaired by the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu. 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 are 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, the statement added.

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  • Let’s watch and see how government goes about handling this whole probe business.

  • always establishing panel to this or that. should have been minister for panel establishment! mtchewwwww!

  • Wait wait !!! We need a commitee to rebiew the qualifications of the panel reviewing the report lol

  • Osamuyi Okpame via Facebook

    Endless probe!!

  • Whn a rat sets a trap it is nothn but a crap.

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    Everything about nigeria is about new “panels or committee ” what a shame………!

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  • Dis jona sef! Una sure say e kn him right from him left, panel to review d report of a committee he established! Well, I kn say e go pay all dis committee wey e dey set up, 9ja has a long way to trek