Seemingly, the House agreed to ascertain the root cause analysis of the regular bickering among some established Agencies, Departments, Boards, Parastatals, and Corporations in the country.
Monguno in leading the debate stated that one of the fundamental means of the practical sustainability of government’s endeavours is in counting the cost of governance.
He bemoaned the duplicity of agencies and their functions which constitute a high drain on the functions, cost, and responsibility of government, which in turn has a derogatory effect on the effect of good governance
The motion is titled, ‘Need to Investigate the Duplication of Functions of Agencies of the Federal Government’
House notes that Section 153(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) established certain Federal Executive Bodies and Section 4(2) of the 1999 Constitution empowers the National Assembly to repeal obsolete laws and enact new ones for the good governance of the Federation.
The lawmakers expressed concern that with the existence of about 1,484 Agencies, Departments, Boards, Parastatals, and Corporations in the country with the attendant duplication of functions and clash of interests, there is a likelihood of the latest World Bank annual ratings to slide considerably.
Meanwhile, the House believes in the need for stock-taking and reviewing the functions of all government agencies.
The motion was voted on and adopted.