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TIMELINE: Long walk to the reduction of cost of governance as recommended by Oronsaye report since 2011

On Monday, February 26, President Bola Tinubu ordered the implementation of the Stephen Oronsaye report that called for a leaner government by merging some agencies and scrapping some others.

“Twelve years after the Steve Oronsaye panel submitted its report on restructuring and rationalizing Federal government parastatals and agencies and a white paper issued two years after, President Tinubu and the Federal Executive Council today decided to implement the report. Many agencies will be scrapped and many others will be merged, to pave the way to a leaner government,” a presidential spokesperson, Bayo Onanuga, said in a post on X.

Speaking with state house correspondents after Monday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said some Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) would be scrapped, merged or subsumed into relevant organisations of government.

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He explained that the aim was only to cut costs and not to throw Nigerians into the labour market.

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SolaceBase brings a timeline of Oronsaye report:

August 2011: Inauguration of committee by Goodluck Jonathan 

April 2012: Report submitted

March 2014: White Paper on the report submitted

May 2014: White Paper Implementation Committee Inaugurated

March 2016: Reconstitution of the Implementation Committee by President Muhammadu Buhari led government 

September 2019: Buhari directed review of the report for implementation

April 2020: Buhari directed implementation of the Report

November 2021: Federal Government’s setup two committees to review the Report & its White Paper and review MDAs created between 2012 & 2021

August 2022: Draft White Paper to review MDAs created between 2012 & 2021 submitted

February 2024: Federal Executive  Council approves implementation of Oronsaye report

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