Posted by News Express | 8 November 2021 | 601 times
By NDUBUISI UGAH
The Federal Government is set to scrap some government’s parastatal agencies, commissions and merge others, New Telegraph learnt last night.
The move, according to New Telegraph checks, is aimed at addressing the challenge of rising cost of governance.
However, it was gathered that the Steve Oronsaye report submitted in 2011, noted that there were 541 Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies; statutory and non-statutory.
Oronsaye is a former Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
To underscore this move, the Federal Government last week inaugurated two sub-committees to ensure the restructuring of the parastatal agencies and commissions.
New Telegraph gathered that the two committees were given six weeks within which to conclude their work and submit reports to the Federal Government.
The report recommended that 263 of the statutory agencies should be reduced, 16,138 agencies should be abolished while 52 agencies should be merged.
It further recommended that 14 agencies should revert to departments in ministries.
Recall that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who made the announcement on Thursday at the inauguration of the sub-committees in his office in Abuja, disclosed that the inability to implement the Steve Oransanye report on restructuring and rationalization of federal government institutions is “costing government highly.” (New Telegraph)
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