President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the merging and scraping of some government agencies.
The report advising the President to take the step was submitted by the Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalization of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies during the Goodluck Jonathan Administration, chaired by Steve Oronsanye.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planing, Zainab Ahmed, made this known while speaking on Wednesday on Channels TV.
President Buhari has approved that this administration should implement the Oransanye report.
The Minister said: “It has reviewed the whole of the size of government and has made very significant recommendations in terms of reducing the number of agencies and that would mean merging some agencies.
“This is a report that has been in place for a long time and there hasn’t been implementation, but the President has approved that this should be implemented and we have conveyed Mr. President’s approval to the arms of government that are responsible for this and that will be the office of the Secretary of Government and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.”