President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has saddled his Vice, Kashim Shettima with additional responsibilities as he ordered the d the return of the National Emergency Management Agency and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria to the Office of the Vice President for supervision, in compliance with their various establishment Acts.
This was revealed in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, titled ‘President Tinubu approves the return of NEMA, Hajj Commission to Vice President’s Office.’
Prior to Tuesday’s statement, NEMA had been under the purview of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development since it was created in August 2019.
However, the Hajj Commission had been under the purview of the Presidency, with its leadership reporting directly to former President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President also approved a formal structure for the Office of the Vice President as well as an “appropriate number” of technical and administrative aides that will work with the Vice President in the discharge of his responsibilities, Abiola revealed.
This comes days after the president inaugurated the national economic council (NEC) which is headed by Vice-President Kashim Shettima.
The council comprises the 36 state governors, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Minister of Finance, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials and agencies whose duties hinge on the economy.