FG Finally Inaugurates Oransanye Report’s Implementation Committee

The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to be led by the duo of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF) and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for the implementation of the Oronsaye Report.

The inauguration of the much awaited committee was performed by the SGF, Sen George Akume at his office on Thursday.

President Tinubu had earlier in February 28, announced his approval of the immediate implementation of the 12-year old report which is aimed at cutting down cost of governance and also to streamline activities of government operations.

The 800-page Oransanye Report recommended that 263 of the statutory agencies be slashed to 161; 38 agencies be scrapped; 52 be merged and 14 be reverted to departments in various ministries and agencies.

In a statement issued by the by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF, Mr. Segun Imohiosen,  it was stated that Sen. George Akume,  inaugurated “the Committee on the Implementation of the Recommendations on the Review of Reports and White Papers on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, and Commissions.”

“The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, while inaugurating the Committee on behalf of President Bola Tinubu stressed that the implementation of the White Papers on the report, which would involve the merger, relocation, subsuming or scrapping of some parastatals, agencies, and commissions is aimed at reducing the cost of governance and streamlining efficiency across the governance value chain.”

Part of the terms of reference for the newly inaugurated committee would be to “identify redundancies and overlaps or conflicting objectives among the mandates of different organisational units.”

The committee will also “define strategic objectives to ensure the revised mandates align with the strategic objectives and priorities of the government.”

It will also “engage key stakeholders and gather input and feedback on the proposed revisions to the mandates.

“Draft clear, concise, and actionable revised mandates for the organisations involved in the restructuring.

“Ensure the revised mandates comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing government operations.”

Members of the committee include,  the SGF; the Attorney General of the Federation/ Minister of Justice,  Lateef Fagbemi (SAN); Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Bagudu; Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, and the Special Adviser to the President, Policy and Coordination, Usman Bala.

Others are Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reform, Dasuki Arabi; Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Abdullahi Gumel; Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (House of Representatives) Ibrahim Olarwewaju;  Principal Secretary to the President, Hakeem Okunola and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office,  Richard Pheelangwah.




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