Following plans to reduce the exorbitant cost of governance in Nigeria, President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly considering reducing the number of ministers in the Federal Executive Council.
According to The Punch, this was part of the cost-saving proposals which Buhari presented to his party’s (All Progressives Congress – APC ) National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday.
A high-ranking member of the APC NWC revealed that the proposal includes streamlining the ministries and parastatals.
The NWC member said, “No concrete decision has been reached on any of the issues yet. We are still meeting tomorrow.”
The meeting, which was chaired by the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, also reviewed the just-concluded general elections, the deadlock in the Taraba State governorship poll as well as the alleged electoral fraud in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, who spoke to journalists during a short break by the committee, confirmed that the NWC reviewed the governorship election.
He also said that with the “election behind us, we have to prepare the ground for the transition committee and for the business of the governance.”
When asked to comment on the proposals made by Buhari on streamlining the ministries and parastatals, he vehemently dismissed the question.