President Tinubu Scraps EFCC, ICPC, NTA, NCC, Several Others (See Full List)

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate scrapping of numerous agencies as part of the full implementation of the Stephen Oronsaye panel’s report on civil service reform. The decision aims to streamline and reduce the cost of governance, with a focus on eliminating duplicated functions and improving efficiency.

The Oronsaye report, submitted in 2012, revealed a high level of competition among overlapping agencies, leading to ill feelings and unnecessary expenditure. The report recommended the reduction of statutory agencies from 263 to 161, abolition of 38 agencies, merger of 52, and reversion of 14 to departments in ministries.

Key Highlights of the Implementation:

1 Abolished Agencies:

  • Public Complaints Commission
  • National Poverty Eradication Programme
  • Utilities Charges Commission
  • National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS
  • National Intelligence Committee, among others.

2 Merged Agencies:

  • NTA, FRCN & VON merged into the Federal Broadcasting Corporation of Nigeria (FBCN)
  • NCC & NBC merged into Communication Regulatory Authority of Nigeria (CRAN)
  • CCB, EFCC & ICPC merged into the Anti-Corruption Commission.

3 Subsumed Agencies:

  • Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) to function as a department under Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR).
  • Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) to become a department under the National Boundary Commission (NBC).
  • National Salaries, Income and Wages Commissioned (NSIWC) to be subsumed into Revenue Mobilization & Fiscal Allocation Commission (RMAFC), among others.

4 Relocated Agencies:

  • Niger Delta Powerholding Company (NDHC) relocated to the Ministry of Power.
  • National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA) relocated to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
  • National Blood Service Commission converted into an Agency and relocated to the Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) converted into an Agency and transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This move by President Tinubu aligns with the ongoing efforts to optimize the efficiency of the government, address systemic challenges, and free up resources for essential projects. The implementation is expected to bring about a more focused, cost-effective, and result-oriented public service.


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