Muhammadu Buhari President might scrap 12 ministries

Buhari might scrap 12 out of Nigeria’s 31 ministries in
a bid to reduce the country’s astronomical cost of
governance.

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According to reports, President Muhammadu Buhari
might be planning to retain only 19 of Nigeria’s 31
ministries.
Buhari might scrap 12 ministries in a bid to reduce the
country’s astronomical cost of governance, The
Guardian reports.
Buhari, according to The Guardian, is convinced that he
would not be able to deliver on promises made to
Nigerians without shedding the weight of the federal
bureaucracy and he number of ministries and agencies
of government that consume more than 70 per cent of
the federal budget.
In the new arrangement, some ministries might also be
merged as follows:
Ministry of Interior (to include Police Affairs)
Ministry of Transportation (to include Works,
Aviation, Railways, Waterways/Transport
Agriculture & Water Resources, etc.
Ministry of Information, Youth Development &
Culture
Ministry of Trade, Investment & Tourism, etc.
Some of the ministries which might be scrapped
include the Niger Delta Ministry, which may be replaced
with the Ministry for Regional Development and the
ministries of Women Affairs and Special Duties might
also be scrapped.
Buhari was sworn in on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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