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No turning back on restructuring, rationalisation of parastatals, and agencies, FG says

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The Federal Government on Tuesday restated its commitment towards the implementation of reform initiatives on restructuring and rationalisation of government parastatals, agencies and commissions in order to reduce the cost of governance.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, spoke in Abuja while receiving reports from committees, one, on the review of white paper on the 2014 Steve Oronsaye report which recommended scrapping and merger of some government parastatals, agencies and commissions and the other on review of parastatals, agencies and commissions created after the conclusion of the report on restructuring and rationalisation.

While receiving the reports, SGF said the submission of the reports has given the government an opportunity to move quickly with concluding the almost ten years problem.

“The highlights of your submissions, as presented by the various Chairpersons gives me comfort that we have a workable document with which to proceed in reducing the cost of governance in our public administration.

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“The daily galloping recurrent expenditure which is 40.3% (N6.9Trillion) as against 31.9% (N5.471Trillion) for Capital expenditure in the year 2022 appropriation further places enormous burden on this administration to deal with the matter of the cost of governance,” he said.

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Mustapha further noted that reforms were usually complex and tortuous to undertake but are necessary for the development of any nation and requires political commitment at the highest level to make them sustainable.

He said: “Sustainable reforms are even more critical and necessary in the Public Service, especially as it is the face of government responsible for formulating, implementing, managing and reviewing government Policies, programmes, projects, and initiatives for development.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to leaving a sustainable legacy and has demonstrated the highest political commitment, given tremendous support and consistently pursued reforms in all sectors of the Nigerian Economy.

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“Mr President is also conscious of the fact that irrespective of reforms in the other sectors if that of the public sector is not sustainable and internalized, governance would remain far from delivering effective and efficient services to the people,” he said.

Chairman of the Committee on Review of New Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions (PACs), Ms Amal Pepple, said the major consideration for the assignment was the imperative for the Federal Government to address the drivers of the high cost of governance.

Accordingly, her committee urged the Federal Government to place a moratorium on the creation of new Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions as well as direct the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to adhere strictly to the Act establishing it and henceforth desist from approving salaries.

The committee also recommended the government should ensure strict adherence by political office holders to the Terms of their engagement especially in relation to the appointment of aides.

“As we approach another election year, we do appreciate the concerns of government in adopting and implementing the recommendations proffered.

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“However, Nigeria faces a fierce urgency of yesterday in reducing the cost of governance to ensure that we improve the living standards of the populace and not use Government as a source of avoidable wasteful spending,” Pepple said

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Tribunal sacks Adeleke as Governor

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The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.

The tribunal in a split document of two to one is declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issued same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 290,266.The minority judgement is ongoing.

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PANDEF hails Buhari over Arase’s appointment as PSC Chairman

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THE Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, led by the South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, retd as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, PSC.

In a statement on Thursday by PANDEF National Publicity Secretary, Ken Robinson, it said that it was particularly happy and impressed that President Buhari in this instance, recognized and rewarded competence, patriotism, and love for the nation which are the virtues that the former Inspector-General of Police boldly upholds and bespeaks.

The statement read, “The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of a former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Dr Solomon Arase, as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

“PANDEF said it is particularly impressed that Mr President, in this instance, recognized and rewarded competence, patriotism, and love for the nation: virtues which the former Inspector-General of Police boldly upholds and bespeaks.

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“PANDEF also lauded the Nigerian Senate for its speedy confirmation of Solomon Arase’s nomination as Chairman of PSC.

“Noting that the appointment of Solomon Arase is coming at a time when equipoise was needed in the nation’s polity.

“PANDEF said, given the sterling career profile, and wealth of experience, of the former Inspector General of Police, and his commitment to National stability and peace, it is certain that his appointment will be immensely beneficial to the Nigeria Police Force, in particular, and the Country, in general.

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My Govt Will Be For Youths And Women, Atiku Promises

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate made the promise on Thursday at the party’s campaign rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

“We want our youth to be where we are. We are here to bring you up, our youths and our woman – we are your parents – we are bringing you up so that you can succeed us,” Atiku said at the Ebonyi Township Stadium.

“We are not going to be there forever. We want you to succeed us. For you to succeed us, you must be responsible citizens. You must be hard-working youths, young men, and women. We all came from very poor backgrounds but we worked hard. If you work hard, you can be anything.

“So, our young men and women, I want to assure you that the next government of PDP is going to be a government for the youth and for the women – the men are few because you are in majority and we must recognize that and we must give you the opportunity so that you can also be able to be leaders of this country.”

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