FEC Adopt Orosanye’s Report, Merges MDAs

The Federal Executive Council has endorsed the 2014 Oronsanye report, which advocates for the consolidation and elimination of redundant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

Following Monday’s meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, Special Adviser to the President on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Usman, briefed State House Correspondents on the decision.

She highlighted specific mergers, such as the integration of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Also, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Voice of Nigeria (VON) were merged to form the Federal Broadcast Corporation of Nigeria(FBCN).
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was consolidated with the Commission for Refugee Migration, while the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) merged with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), among other changes.

Speaking on the objectives to streamline governance expenses, Usman assured that the aim was not to displace workers.

Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammed Idris, however affirmed that the restructuring plan would not adversely affect employees within these agencies.

Recall that the Presidential Commission on Restructuring and Rationalization of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions, and Agencies, led by Stephen Oronsanye, was established in 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan.