President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the implementation of the Steve Oransaye Committee report, on the rationalisation of government Agencies.
The Committee set up by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, had recommended the scrapping of some Federal Government Agencies, to reduce Nigeria’s over-bloated recurrent expenditure, and ultimately, the cost of governance.
It recommended a reduction in the number of statutory Agencies from 263 to 161, while advocating for the merger of some Agencies.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed that the President will be implementing the recommendations.
She disclosed this when she appeared on a programme on Channels Television.
Ahmed stated that the Federal Government has started to address the issue of high costs of governance, by implementing the report.
“The President has approved that this administration should implement the recommendations of the Oransaye report.
“So, the Oransaye report is a report that has reviewed the whole of the size of government. It has made a very significant recommendation in reducing the number of Agencies, merging some Agencies together.”