RMAFC – In-House Committees

Finance & General Purpose Committee

The Committee performs the following roles:

  • Advise the Commission on the proper management of its finances and in this regard, plan and allocate on monthly basis, funds released by Government to the Commission.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions of the Commission are strictly in accordance with approved rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and review from time to time guidelines and financial procedures.
  • Act as the planning body responsible for the preparation of the Commission’s annual budgets as well as short and long-term development plans.
  • In liaison with the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics, prepare the Commission’s research and Consultancy activities.
  • Advise the Commission on Insurance matters.
  • Generally advice the Commission on miscellaneous matters not specifically assigned to any other Constitutional or In-house committee.
  • Allocate and Coordinate the financial requirements of Committees of the Commission as well as of the entire Department such as to ensure adequate and fair allocation of funds to achieve maximum results.
  • Be responsible for audit requirement of the Commission internally and externally to ensure that all financial transactions of the whole Commission is within the financial regulation of the public service and is transparent and efficient.
  • Under its general-purpose umbrella, deal with any other issue that in the opinion of the Committee will enhance the work of the Commission.
  • Shall be responsible for defending the budget proposals and audit reports of the Commission at both Government and National Assembly Committee in Consultation with the Committee on National Assembly Matters in respect of the latter.
  • Carry out any other assignment as may be given to it by the Chairman or the Commission.

Legal Matters Committee

The Committee performs the following roles:

  • Advise the Commission on all legal matters relating to its functions.
  • Examine any necessary changes in the existing laws and regulations which would enhance the performance of the Commission’s functions and advise it accordingly on the appropriate measures to be taken.
  • Advise the Commission on legal representation as and when necessary.
  • Advise the Commission on any other issues of legal importance that will promote efficiency in the execution of its duties.
  • Prepare and arrange for the Defence of the Commission in all Court cases.
  • Prepare and arrange for the prosecution in the Law Courts of any matter of interest to the Commission on the specific approval of the Commission sitting in a Plenary Session including issues pertaining to interpretation of the Constitution or any Federal or State Laws.
  • Prepare Executive bills from the Presidency, the National and State Assemblies on all matters emanating for the Commission that require to be passed into Law, as may be appropriate.
  • Carry out any other assignment that may be given to it by the Chairman or the Commission.

National Assembly Liaison and Public Relations Committee

The Committee performs the following roles:

  • Liaise with the National Assembly on matters affecting the Commission and report to the Chairman or the Commission for further action.
  • Maintain constant touch with developments and issues under consideration of the National and State Assemblies that may affect the work of this Commission directly or by implication.
  • Specifically maintain cordial and well co-ordinated working relationship between the various relevant Committees of the National Assembly and their corresponding Committees of the Commission.
  • Consider the Welfare needs of the Commissioners and give effect to them (Plenary Sessions inclusive).
  • Ensure that all Visitors to the Commission are properly and respectfully hosted.
  • Generally fashion out programmes, policies and activities that will boost the image of the Commission.
  • Ensure regular press briefing, paid advertisements, preparation of feature articles as well as organizing press conferences.
  • Prepare periodic publications, newspapers, magazines and engage in direct productions of Newsletters/Bulletins/Handbill etc.
  • Take interest in the Commission’s library in ensuring relevancy in its stock of reference materials and conducive environment for study.
  • Carry out any other assignment that may be given to it by the Chairman or the Commission.

Personnel Matters Committee

The Committee performs the following roles:

  • Design the Commission’s recruitment policy to conform with the provision of the Federal Government guidelines on appointments, promotions and discipline.
  • Consider and recommend to the Commission through the Chairman all matters concerning appointments, promotions and discipline of staff on salary grade levels 14 – 17.
  • Advise on effective and efficient staffing of the Commission including its Zonal Offices and in this regard establish for each Department of the Commission and the Zonal Offices ideal structure and manning levels such as to ensure efficiency of services rendered.
  • Advise on staff pension and gratuity matters.
  • Consider the Welfare needs of staff of the Commission and give effect to them.
  • Design and promote ideal integration of the work of the various committees of the Commission with the functions and work of the various departments of the Commission such that the Commission acts as a single entity that promotes harmony and efficiency. In this regard receive and review the minutes of all management meetings as chaired by the Secretary to the Commission.
  • Ensure that all rights and privileges of staff are provided in accordance with the approved conditions of service and thus act as defenders of the Commission’s union interests whose problems as may be referred to it from time to time by the Secretary shall be dealt with by the Committee.
  • Identify training needs of staff and ensure achievement with a view to enhancing productivity.
  • Advise the Commission on measures that will promote healthy relationship between staff and the Commission in the execution of its functions and act as co-coordinating and reporting point of unions within and outside the Commission.
  • The Chairman of the Committee acts as the Chief Whip of the Plenary Session and in this regard designs and updates all standing rules, procedures and protocols of meetings, debates and discussions at plenary and Constitutional Committee meetings of the Commission. The Chief Whip ensures and enforces compliance with such rules by all.
  • Shall be responsibly for the securing and allocation of all offices and office-spaces to all officers in the Headquarter and the State offices. Be responsible for the allocation of Senior Staff quarters where applicable.
  • Carry out any other assignment that may be given to it by the Chairman or the Commission.

Tender and Projects Implementation Committee

The Committee performs the following roles:

  • Consider and award any contract whose value exceeds Five Million Naira (N 5 million) but not more than Ten Million Naira (N10 million) acting in the capacity of Minor Works Committee of the Commission. The Secretary to the Commission and the Director (PRS) shall be members. However, the award by the Committee is subject to the approval of the Chairman or the Commission as the case may be.
  • Process contracts above Ten Million Naira (N10 million) and recommend to the Commission through the Chairman for approval and award. This shall include evaluation of bids for the project under consideration.
  • Carry out any other assignment that may be given to it by the Chairman or the Commission.
  • Supervision and implementation of all Capital projects above Five Million Naira (N5 million).
  • In consultation with the Project Management Consultants (PMC) review the design of Consultants to ensure adequacy of the Project to achieve the objectives of the Commission.
  • Co-ordinate through the PMC the work of consultants and contractors on all capital projects.
  • Ensure that quality and pace of the work is in synchrony with monies being paid.
  • In consultation with the Personnel Matters Committee establish functional desk offices and officers for capital projects within Department of Planning, Research and Statistics.
  • Submission of regular (at each plenary session) written reports to the Commission on the progress or otherwise of the Project.
  • Ensure timely execution of Capital works.

Business Rules Committee

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