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Tinubu cuts cost of governance, orders implementing Oronsaye report



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President Bola Tinubu has ordered the Oronsaye report, which includes combining, subsuming, scrapping, and relocating many government institutions. 

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, stated this to State House Correspondents following Monday’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

“So in a very bold move today, this administration, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, consistent again with his courage to take very far-reaching decisions in the interest of Nigeria, has decided to implement the so-called Oronsaye Report.

“Now, what that means is that several agencies, commissions, and some departments have been scrapped. Some have been modified and marked, while others have been subsumed.

Others, of course, have also been moved from some ministries to others where the government feels they will operate better,” said Idris. ⁣

Mrs. Hadiza Bala-Usman, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, stated that, as a result, the President formed a committee to carry out the mergers, scrapping, and relocations within 12 weeks.

In 2012, the Oronsaye report on public sector reforms identified 541 statutory and non-statutory Federal Government parastatals, commissions, and agencies.

A year ago, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan established the Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions, and Agencies, led by former Head of Civil Service Stephen Oronsaye.

The 800-page report recommended reducing 263 statutory agencies to 161, eliminating 38, merging 52, and reverting 14 to departments in various ministries.

The report suggests that the National Salaries and Wages Commission be abolished and replaced by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

Additionally, it suggests that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, and Code of Conduct Bureau be merged.

According to reports, the Nigerian government could save over N241 billion if the report is duly implemented. ⁣

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