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Jonathan sets up probe panel, fear grips Ministers


Following the announcement of a Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), fear of probe have

gripped some members of President Yar'Adua's controversial kitchen cabinet over

imminent investigation of their stewardship.
Reports have it that some ministers have continued to loot and mismanage the affairs of

their ministries without recourse to the rule of law, and more so since the president who

appointed took ill, they have refused to listen to nobody, not even the Vice President

before he became the Acting President.
According to the special assistant to the Acting President on media and public affairs Ima

Niboro, the Presidential Advisory Council which is to be headed by Former Defence

Minister Theophilus Danjuma would provide inputs into policy formation, good governance,

electoral reforms, fight against corruption, power, security among others.

The council's term of reference includes: "to provide alternative inputs into policy

formation, promote good governance in the areas of power, economy, security,

infrastructure, social sector, the electoral process, the fight against corruption, to evaluate

policy implementation and advise on areas requiring adjustments; to advise the President

on how to maximize the benefits derivable from government's efforts; to advise on such

actions and programmes that may improve credibility and performance of the government,

and advise on any other matter referred to it by the acting president."

Prof. Ben Nwabueze will be the deputy chairman of the council, while other members are:

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, Mr Sam Ohuanbuwa, Professor Shehu Said

Sarinwata, Alhaji Ismaila Isa, Dr. Simon C. Okolo, a Former deputy speaker Hon. Chibudom

Nwuche, Mrs. Mobola Johnson, Mrs. Mariam Uwais.
They are: Former Attorney General Chief Kanu Agabi, Dr. (Mrs) Sally Bolujoko, Professor

B. G. Bajoga, Alhaji Magaji Danbatta, Mr. Kase Lawal, Justice Alfa Belgore, Mallam

Muhammed Hayatuddeen, Hajiya Halita Aliyu, Alhaji M. D. Yusufu, G. B. Preware, Mr. Fola

Adeola, Mallam Abubakar Gimba, Mr. Basil Omiyi, Ambassador G. B. Preware, and

Professor Bartholomew Nnaji.