The federal government on Tuesday inaugurated the permanent standing committee on Inter-Governmental Affairs under the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The SGF, Boss Mustapha, explained that the committee is not new as it had existed under the defunct Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs.
He recalled that following the scrapping of the ministry at the inception of the present administration in 2015, two departments of the ministry, namely, Special Duties as well as States and Local Governments Affairs, were transferred to the Office of the SGF, while the committee became dormant.
Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ecological Fund Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal, said while the SGF/SSGs Forum examines Federal and state governments’ operations within the context of the Federal system of government, the Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee provides avenue for regular interface among all tiers of government. Read more