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Monday, May 18, 2015

Buhari's Government To Merge NITDA, NCC, NIGCOMSAT, others

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To save cost, APC govt plans new role for NITDA, NCC, NIGCOMSAT, others

The incoming Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari government says that All these agencies will either be merged or have their status reduced

The incoming Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will tinker with the current status of the National information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

All these agencies will either be merged or have their status reduced to no more than a department inside a ministry as part of the effort to drastically reduce the cost of governance, said the top APC economic strategist.

“There is no money. Cost saving has become imperative if the APC must fulfill its obligation to the Nigerian people.”

Another agency that will be affected is the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The publicly owned broadcast organization will be merged with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria. All separate entities will be fused into the Federal Corporation Broadcasting of Nigeria as recommended more than three years ago by the Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies.

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