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EXECUTIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Vice President Goodluck Jonathan Under the Presidential System of government, the ...
EXECUTIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Vice President Goodluck Jonathan
Under the Presidential System of government, the executive is made up of the President, Vice President and the Ministers. After the President has been elected, he is free to choose anybody with good credentials and reputations as his Minister. The Ministers are individually responsible to the President who can dismiss any if found wanting.
Nigeria as the United States of America operates a single Executive system- a situation where a single person functions as both the head of state and head of government.
The Executive initiates most of the bills that are passed into law by the legislature arm. They also have delegated legislative powers which enable them to issue orders, proclamations etc.
It generates finance for the State through tax, rates, customs, and excise duties etc. it draws budget and presents to the legislative as finance and Appropriation Bill for its approval.
The Executive formulates policies for the government on the account of the internal and external affairs of the state. It recruits, train, deploys and monitors staff to ensure that government policies are realised.
Federal Executive Council
The body comprising the President, the Vice President and the Ministers constitute the Federal Executive Council. At present, the Council meets every Wednesday to appraise policy instruments and implementations.
Ministers were appointed to take responsibilities for the following 19 ministries:
Agriculture and Water Resources
Commerce and Industry
Culture, Tourism and National Orientation
Environment, Housing and Urban Development
Information and Communications
Mines and Steel Development
Science and Technology
20. Federal Capital Territory
21. National Planning Commission
22. National Sports Commission
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