BCDA BOARD INAUGURATION AND FAMILIARIZATION VISIT

BCDA BOARD INAUGURATION AND FAMILIARIZATION VISIT
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), on Tuesday 20th March, 2018, inaugurated the Board of the Agency on behalf of the Chairman of the Board, The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The inauguration ceremony commenced by 4pm at the Conference Room, SGF’s office. A sizeable number of our Board members (both statutory and Zonal) were in attendance as they stood up for recognition while their names were being mentioned. Below is the list of BCDA Board members in attendance:

Statutory Members:
1. Minister of Power, Works and Housing – Barr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)
2. Minister of Health – Dr. Isaac Adewole
3. Minister of Science and Technology – Mr. Ogbonaya Onu
4. Minister of Interior – Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau
5. Minister of Defense – Brig. Gen Dan Ali
6. D.G. National Intelligence Agency – Ahmed Rufai Abubakar
7. D.G. National Boundary Commission – Alhaji M.B Ahmad (mni)
8. D.G. Surveyor General of Federation – Mr. Ebisintei Awudu

Zonal Members:
1. Hon. Victor Afam Ogene – South-East
2. Chief Lionel Jonathan – Omo – South-South
3. Hon. Idris Sani Buko – North-Central
4. Hon. Saheed Salawe – South-West
5. Alhaji Kabiru Gwarzo – North-West

In addition, the inauguration was attended by Chairmen of House and Senate Committees and other National Assembly members, Ministers, Heads of Agencies and members of the public.

The SGF declared the inauguration open and read the Vice President’s speech. Thereafter, the SGF proceeded on behalf of the Vice President to inaugurate the Board and wished the members success in their future endeavours on the Board.

The ceremony ended by 5.50pm.

Visit to BCDA Headquarters.
Immediately after the inauguration ceremony, five (5) of the Board members representing the six geopolitical zones of the country proceeded on a familiarization visit to BCDA Headquarters office in Maitama.

During the visit, the members held a brief meeting with the Ag. Executive Secretary, Mrs. Tayo Odumosu, and members of Management of BCDA.

The Ag. Executive Secretary welcomed the members and introduced the Management team. The Ag. Executive Secretary in her welcome speech expressed the readiness of the Agency to work in harmony with the members to positively impact on the mandate of the Agency which is the provision of the much needed infrastructure to the Border Communities, the primary target of BCDA activities.

The members responded by appreciating the Ag. Executive Secretary for the familiarization visit and the meeting, they pledged their willingness to work assiduously with the management of the Agency to actualize effectively the mandate of the Agency.