President Buhari To Merge EFCC, ICPC; 42 Ministries Reduced To 19

Published On: June 21, 2015, 7:10 am (5 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
[1] 2
bohlah (m)

After three weeks of consultations with international and Nigeria’s political leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari appears set to effect major changes in the administration of the country in a bid to translate the ‘change’ mantra of his party into reality. To start with, the President  is said to have accepted the recommendation of the transition committee he raised a few weeks ago to slash the number of ministries from the present 42 to 19 with a view to saving cost and making them more effective and responsive to the needs of  Nigerians.
In the same vein, many of the ministries have been merged to ensure proper coordination of duties and ensure greater efficiency and service delivery.

A source close to the Presidency told  Sunday  Vanguard that the number of  Federal Government departments and agencies had also been trimmed in line with the policy of the administration.

Effectively, it means that no fewer than 50 of the MDAs that were not backed by relevant laws might be scrapped and their staff moved into relevant departments to save cost.
The Presidency source hinted,”But the point being made is that relevant MDAs that will exist under the present administration must be those backed by laws.
“What that means is that the era of doing things the wrong way to please certain persons in positions of power is over.”
Shedding light on some of the ministries that had been merged, the official pointed out that the Ministry of Aviation and relevant agencies had been subsumed with Inland Waterways and associated agencies.

Similarly, the Ministry of Agriculture has been merged with that of Water Resources under what the  Presidency source described as the consolidation of larger ministries.
It was learnt that under the administration of Buhari,  only 19 ministers and 17 ministers of state would operate as opposed to the previous arrangement where there were at least 42.
It was further gathered that some ministries would be run by senior ministers while others would be manned by junior ministers to save cost.
On the fight against corruption, the source disclosed to  Sunday  Vanguard that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) is to be merged with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to tackle graft in a new way that would be prompt, fearless and decisive.

Buhari, who travelled out of Abuja since returning from the African Union meeting in South Africa, late last week, is expected to join his wife, Aisha, at the Presidential Villa, for the first time after being sworn-in on May 29.

The wife had moved into the Villa  on Thursday  ahead of  the President to prepare the ground for his formal assumption of work at the seat of power. He has been operating from the Defence House in the last three weeks.

A top source also said Buhari was expected to make some key appointments this week so as to get the machinery of his administration running. The delay in naming the critical staff of his office had forced some of his key loyalists to demand that he acts fast to deliver the change he promised Nigerians during the campaigns.


For more scintillating and juicy stories, follow the official Naijapals accounts On Twitter - @Naijapals and Facebook - www.facebook.com/naijapals



Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 07:10 AM | Addicted Hero
we are watching
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 07:22 AM | Upcoming
Reply
ok na
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 08:43 AM | Hero
Reply
Naija my country don enter one chance motor with one door in the name of change
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:27 AM | Upcoming
Reply
Keep going my President
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:32 AM | Newbie
Reply
»̶̥Ơ̴͡k⌣̊┈̥ o
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:36 AM | Gistmaniac
Reply
How I wish
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:43 AM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Moving d cntinent
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:49 AM | Gistmaniac
Reply
leading astray
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 12:00 PM | Newbie
Reply
See change
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 12:03 PM | Upcoming
Reply
Quote from: Stylecool on 21-06-2015 11:27 AM
Naija my country don enter one chance motor with one door in the name of change

Are you a Nigerian? I don't think so. Please leave Nigeria alone ooooh
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 02:26 PM | Upcoming
Reply
nice to see
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 03:13 PM | Hero
Reply
ghen ghen
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 03:39 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Whatever he wants to do that will move Naija forward is good, but this too much talk talk is getting on our nerves, we want action.
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 04:52 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
God's grace is sufficient 4u Mr President..#thechangeishere# Ride ON!
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 06:30 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
let move
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 09:43 PM | Newbie
Reply
Ok
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 10:07 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
That's good
Posted: (5 years ago) at 21-06-2015 11:59 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Quote from: Foxtroft on 21-06-2015 02:26 PM
Are you a Nigerian? I don't think so. Please leave Nigeria alone ooooh
Definitely Stylecool  is not a Nigerian. He must be from Malaysia.
Posted: (5 years ago) at 22-06-2015 12:03 AM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Quote from: kelemann on 21-06-2015 04:52 PM
Whatever he wants to do that will move Naija forward is good, but this too much talk talk is getting on our nerves, we want action.
Haba...!!! ....Be patient …  He is only three weeks old on the job.

It took PDP 16 years to destroy our nation meaning things will not be fixed in three weeks.
This is just a start and he is telling you bit by bit what's to be done.
Posted: (5 years ago) at 22-06-2015 12:08 AM | Gistmaniac
Reply
[1] 2