Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has hinted of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to prune down the number of federal ministries from the current 42 to 19.
The reduction of federal ministries was part of the recommendation of the Alhaji Ahmed Joda transition committee.
Shehu, who made the intention of his principal known to Daily Trust, stated that the President believes the reduction would save cost of governance and ensure proper coordination of duties and better service delivery.
The presidential spokesman however, assured that there would be no job losses in the process of pruning the ministries, departments and parastatals, explaining that the process would be a very “painstaking thing” that would be done very carefully.
He told workers not to fear as the Buhari administration would not create unemployment, assuring that the president remained committed to his promise to create jobs.