President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is going to prune the number of ministries from 42 to 19, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has hinted.
It would be recalled that Buhari had hinted of his plan at the Nigeria House in Cotonou on August 1 while interacting with the Nigerian community in Benin Republic .
The pruning of Federal ministries was part of the recommendation of the Alhaji Ahmed Joda transition committee.
While speaking to Daily Trust, Shehu restated his boss’s commitment to reducing the ministries. Buhari believes the plan would save governance cost and ensure proper coordination of duties and better service delivery.
Shehu said however, that there would be no job losses in the process of pruning the ministries, departments and parastatals, adding that the process would be a very “painstaking thing” that would be done very carefully.
He said workers need not fear as the Buhari administration would not create unemployment, assuring that the president remained committed to his promise to create jobs.