Buhari To Slash Nigeria’s Ministries From 49 To 19 – Presidency

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The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity to the Presidency, Shehu Garba has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might slash the number of ministries in the country from 49 to 19.

According to Daily Trust, the reduction of federal ministries was part of the recommendation of the Alhaji Ahmed Joda transition committee.

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Shehu stated that the President believes the reduction would save cost of governance and ensure proper coordination of duties and better service delivery.

He however assured that there would be no job losses in the process of pruning the ministries, departments and parastatals, explaining that the process would be a very “painstaking thing” that would be done very carefully.



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