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.