Buhari To Slash Number Of Ministries From 42 to 19; Merge EFCC, ICPC

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After three long weeks of consultations, President Buhari is set to make some major changes.

To start with, he is said to have accepted the recommendation of the transition committee to reduce the number of ministries from the present 42 to 19 with a view to saving cost and making them more effective and responsive to the needs of  Nigerians.

According to Vanguard,  many of the ministries have been merged to ensure proper coordination of duties and ensure greater efficiency and service delivery.

It was gathered that  under the administration of Buhari,  only 19 ministers and 17 ministers of state would operate.

On the fight against corruption, a source disclosed to Vanguard that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) is to be merged with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to tackle graft in a new way that would be prompt, fearless and decisive.



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