FG To Stop Funding Professional Bodies, 28 Others

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At least 30 professional organisations and councils will no longer receive support from the federal government as of December 31, 2026.

This information was provided by the Budget Office of the Federation in a memo dated June 26, 2023, that was signed by Ben Akabueze, the office’s Director-general on Thursday.

The document states that the action followed the PCS’s (Presidential Committee on Salaries) ruling.

President Bola Tinubu has implemented a number of cost-cutting measures since taking office on May 29. This development is one of them.

It read: “I wish to inform you that, the Presidential Committee on Salaries, (PCS) at its 13th meeting approved the discontinuation of budgetary allocation to Professional Bodies/Councils effective 31st December, 2026.

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to inform you that, in compliance with PCS’s directive, this Office will no longer make budgetary provisions to your Institution with effect from the above-stated date and, you will be regarded as a self-funded organisation.

“For the avoidance of doubt, you will be required, effective 31st December 2026 to be fully responsible for your personnel, overhead, and capital expenditures.”

The affected professional bodies and councils are:

Nigerian Press Council

*Advertising Regulatory Council Of Nigeria (ARCON)

*Veterinary Council Of Nigeria

*Nigerian Institute Of Soil Science (NISS) Hqtrs

*Agricultural Research Council Of Nigeria

*Financial Reporting Council Of Nigeria

*Council For The Regulation Of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria

*Council Of Nigerian Mining Engineers And Geosciences

*Survey Council Of Nigeria

*Council For The Regulation Of Engineering In Nigeria (COREN)

*Legal Aid Council – To Remain On Full Treasury Funding

*Teachers Registration Council Of Nigeria

*Computer Registration Council Of Nigeria

*Librarians Registration Council Of Nigeria

*Radiographers Registration Board

*Health Records Registration Board

*Optometrist And Dispensing Opticians Boar

*Institute Of Public Analysts Of Nigeria

*Institute Of Forensics Science Laboratory Oshodi

*Institute Of Chartered Chemist Of Nigeria

*Nursing And Midwifery Council

*Pharmacist Council Of Nigeria Council

*Medical And Dental Council Of Nigeria

*Medical Lab. Science Council Of Nigeria, Yaba

*Community Health Practitioners Registration Board

*Medical Rehabilitation Therapy Board

*Dental Technologist Registration Board

*Environmental Health Registration Council Of Nigeria

*Mass Literacy Council – “Discontinue Budget Funding. To Revert To A Department In The Federal Ministry Of Education Repeal Establishment Act.

*National Council On Climate Change – Discontinue Budget Funding. Relocate To the Federal Ministry Of Environment. To Exit Budget Funding After 31st December 2024

*National Council Of Arts And Culture – Discontinue Budget Funding W.E.F 2025. Federal Ministry Of Information And Culture To Rationalize The Multiplicity Of Agencies Under The Ministry

*Nigerian Council Of Food Science And Technology – “Discontinue Budget Funding After 31st December 2026.”

*Environmental Health Officer’s Tutors-Ibadan – “It Is A School, To Remain On Treasury Funding.

*Council Of Legal Education – To Remain On Full Treasury Funding