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UPDATED: In Bold Move, President Tinubu Approves Full Implementation Of Oronsaye Report, Gives SGF 12 Weeks To Execute


February 26, (THEWILL) – President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, approved the full implementation of the 800-page Stephen Oronsaye report, which was submitted to the Federal Government in 2012 during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and had not been implemented by successive governments until this administration.

Former President Jonathan had commissioned a committee headed by a former head of the Federal Civil Service to examine the structure of government and recommend measures that would reform the public sector. The committee, following extensive work, recommended the consolidation, merger/scrapping of some agencies and parastatals of the Federal Government.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Mohammed Idris, who briefed journalists at the end of Monday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC), said many agencies will either be merged, scrapped or restructured, adding that it would help the government cut costs and make its operations more efficient.

Also speaking on the development, the Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Mrs Hadiza Bala-Usman, said the President has consequently constituted a committee to implement the mergers, scrapping and relocations within 12 weeks.

The report recommended that over 260 statutory agencies be slashed to 161, 38 should be scrapped, 52 be merged and 14 be reverted to departments in various ministries.⁣

Amongst some of the recommendations include the merging of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CDB), the three top anti-graft agencies, into one.

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