Reps express readiness to review Oronsaye report

Elizabeth AtimeJuly 4, 20243 min

The House has initiated moves to review the Steve Oronsaye report on restructuring of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government 

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on restructuring of government agencies has disclosed its intention to begin the review of the Steve Oronsaye report.

The committee said it would also review all other white papers on the restructuring of federal government agencies, parastatals, and commissions.

Its Chairman, Rep. Ibrahim Isiaka (Ogun, APC) made this known to journalists during a briefing at the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said it is imperative to revisit the recommendations of the Oronsaye and other pertinent white papers.

The Ogun state lawmaker expressed the readiness of his committee to work in partnership with the executive branch so as to align with government structures in consideration of current realities, best practices, and the changing needs of society.

He pointed out that the Oronsaye report, which was published in 2012, highlighted various recommendations aimed at rationalizing and optimizing the operations of government agencies to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Recall that the President Bola Tinubu-led federal government had expressed willingness to implement the report in order to reduce the cost of governance. 

Memorandas from MDAs

Rep. Isiaka said the committee has begun to receive memoranda from all concerned MDAs, commissions and parastatals of government at all levels and invited all critical stakeholders to a one day public hearing on the subject matter on 10th July, 2024 at 10am.

He said: “The world is evolving rapidly, and it is crucial that our government agencies and commissions are structured in a way that enables them to deliver on their mandates effectively and efficiently. Through this review process, we aim to identify redundancies, duplications, inefficiencies, and areas of improvement within the federal government agencies and commissions. Our goal is to apply the legislative approach in streamlining operations, eliminate duplication of functions, enhance service delivery, and optimize resource allocation. This review will be comprehensive and thorough, taking into cognizance the diverse perspectives and expertise available to us. 

We acknowledge the importance of stakeholder engagement in this process, and we will be seeking input from various stakeholders, including government officials, experts, civil society organizations, and the general public. Transparency, accountability, and inclusivity will be the guiding principles of our review process.

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Elizabeth Atime

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