The Presidency has explained why the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo signed the three executive orders.
A statement by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed that the Acting President signed the executive orders so as to ease business operations, fast-track budget submission and promote made in Nigeria products.
According to the Presidency, the signing of the order will also “significantly change the ways government businesses and operations are conducted in the country forthwith.”
The statement reads, “In exercise of the presidential authorities vested in the Executive arm of government, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith.
“Ahead of the signing, the Acting President held an interactive session at the old Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa with all relevant government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries and 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.”
The statement said the Acting President while signing the orders gave specific instructions on a number of policy issues affecting, “The promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment designed to facilitate the ease of doing business in the country.
“Timely submission of annual budgetary estimates by all statutory and non-statutory agencies, including companies owned by the Federal Government and support for local contents in public procurement by the Federal Government.”