Tinubu inaugurates implementation committee on Oronsaye Report (see members)

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President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated an 11-member  committee to implement the approved  recommendations of the Oronsaye Report on the restructuring and rationalisation of government parastatals, agencies and commissions.

Senator George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) , represented the President at the ceremony.

A statement by Mr Segun Imohiosen, Director of Information in the SGF office, indicated that Akume is a member of the committee.

Other members are Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi; Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu; Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan; and Hadiza Bala-Usman, Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination.

The rest include Dr Dasuki Arabi, Director-General Bureau of Public Service Reform; Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar-Gumel, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate); and Ibrahim Olarenwaju, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (House of Representatives).

Also on the committee are Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Principal Secretary to the President, and Richard P. Pheelangwa, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office.

Tinubu explained that the implementation of the White Paper on the report would involve the merger, relocation, subsuming or scrapping of some of the parastatals, agencies, and commissions.

He said that the exercise was meant to reduce cost of governance and streamline efficiency across the governance value chain.

Tinubu said the committee would review the current mandates of the affected parastatals, agencies and commissions to understand their existing functions, responsibilities and objectives.

The committee would also “identify redundancies and overlaps or conflicting objectives among the mandates of different organisational units.

“Other guidelines are to define strategic objectives to ensure the revised mandates align with the strategic objectives and priorities of the government.

“It is also expected to engage key stakeholders and gather inputs and feedbacks on the proposed revisions to the mandates, among others.”

Approval for the implementation of the Oronsaye Report is coming 12 years after the panel submitted its report and multiple attempts made at implementing its recommendations.

The committee has 12 weeks within which to submit its report.

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