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Oronsaye Report: Reps pledge to abide by due course of

The House of Representatives has pledged to abide by due course of in its activity of reviewing the Steve Oronsaye Report which proposes the merger and scrapping of some Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as a cost-cutting measure aimed toward guaranteeing optimum service supply.

The Oronsaye Report, which targets efficient and environment friendly federal civil service was put collectively in 2012 throughout the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

However, regardless of its laudable suggestions, the report was by no means carried out. Only just lately, President Bola Tinubu hinted on the willingness of his administration to implement the report.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives held a public listening to on the report.

At the occasion, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on the Restructuring of Government Agencies, Parastatals, and Commission, Ibrahim Isiaka, promised to play by the principles.

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Isiaka, who represents Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency, mentioned, “The committee would not act without going through due process,” assuring Nigerian employees that “We will not be going to scrap your head behind you.

“We will invite all organisations where you will have the opportunity to speak. We assure you that many of the fears you are entertaining regarding laying off of staff, we will not allow that and look into your document.”

Recall that the Tinubu-led Federal Executive Council on February 26, 2024, authorized the implementation of the Oronsaye Report. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, went on to inaugurate an eight-member committee on March 7, 2024.

The committee was saddled with the accountability of implementing suggestions within the report inside 12 weeks.

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