President Tinubu Directs Mergers and Scrappings Of some Agencies and Parastals

President Tinubu Directs Mergers and Scrappings Of some Agencies and Parastals

February 27, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

⁣President Bola Tinubu has directed a comprehensive restructuring of government agencies based on the recommendations of the Oronsaye report. This move involves merging, scrapping, and relocating various entities to streamline operations and enhance efficiency within the government.

In a decisive move aimed at reforming Nigeria’s public sector, President Bola Tinubu has issued directives for the full implementation of the Oronsaye report. This report, submitted in 2012, highlighted the need to streamline the multitude of government agencies to improve effectiveness and reduce redundancy.

Following Monday’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, unveiled the administration’s plans. He emphasized that Tinubu’s leadership demonstrates courage in making far-reaching decisions for the nation’s benefit.

“This administration, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has taken a bold step to implement the Oronsaye Report,” stated Idris. “This entails scrapping, modifying, and relocating several agencies, commissions, and departments to ensure optimal performance.”

As part of the restructuring process, Tinubu has appointed a committee to oversee the mergers, scrapping, and relocations within a 12-week timeline. Mrs. Hadiza Bala-Usman, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, confirmed the establishment of the committee, signaling the administration’s commitment to swift and efficient reforms.

The Oronsaye report identified a total of 541 Federal Government parastatals, commissions, and agencies, both statutory and non-statutory. This revelation underscores the necessity for a thorough overhaul of the public sector to streamline operations and maximize resources.

President Tinubu’s directive signifies a significant step towards modernizing Nigeria’s governance structure and improving service delivery to its citizens. The implementation of the Oronsaye report is expected to lead to a more agile, accountable, and effective government apparatus in line with the administration’s commitment to driving sustainable development.

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