Reps Pledge Due Process in Oronsaye Report Review

The House of Representatives has committed to adhering to proper procedures in its review of the Steve Oronsaye Report.

This report, which recommends the consolidation and elimination of certain Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to improve efficiency and service delivery, was initially drafted in 2012 during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. It has now resurfaced, with President Bola Tinubu indicating a willingness to implement its recommendations.

The House of Representatives reaffirmed this commitment on Wednesday during a public hearing to discuss the report. Ibrahim Isiaka, Chairman of the House Ad-Hoc Committee on the Restructuring of Government Agencies, Parastatals, and Commissions, assured stakeholders that the examination would be conducted with due diligence.

“The committee would not act without going through due process.” He further reassured Nigerian workers, emphasizing, “We are not going to scrap your head behind you. We will invite all organizations to provide input, ensuring concerns about layoffs are addressed.”

Recall that the Federal Executive Council under Tinubu had earlier approved the report’s implementation on February 26, 2024.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume, subsequently inaugurated an eight-member committee on March 7, 2024, tasked with executing the report’s recommendations within 12 weeks.