Acting President Yemi Osinbajo makes major changes in government as he signs executive orders. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, May 18, signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. Premium Times reports that ahead of the signing, Mr Osinbajo held an interactive session at the old Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa with all relevant government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries, heads of departments and agencies among others.
The session was meant to directly engage government officials who would be implementing the orders and the new instructions.
Specifically, Mr. Osinbajo signed three executive orders giving specific instructions on a number of policy issues affecting:
Osinbajo ordered that Nigerians must eat and drink Nigerian products at state banquets, adding that the present administration was committed to ensuring that government and its citizens patronise locally made products. In his Facebook post, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the Executive Orders would significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. He said: “Every time a public servant is an obstacle to anyone seeking approvals or licenses, he/she attacks the Nigerian economy and our future prosperity. “Today, I signed Three Executive Orders. “The Executive Orders will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. “The Executive Orders broadly address: “Transparency and efficiency in the business environment which will ease doing business in the Nigeria. “Support for local content in public procurement by the Federal Government “Timely submission of annual budgetary estimates by all statutory and non-statutory agencies, including companies owned by the Federal Government.