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Reps to organise public hearing on Oronsaye report

The House of Representatives has called on all stakeholders to submit memoranda for consideration on the ongoing process of restructuring government agencies by the house.

Rep. Ibrahim Isiaka (APC-Ogun) Chairman, Special Committee on Restructuring of Federal Agencies and Commissions made the call on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja.

Isiaka also invited all interested individuals and organisations to a public hearing on the Oronsaye Report and other related matters on Wednesday, July 10.

He said that the hearing will hold in hearing room Room 0. 28, New Building Extension of the House of Representatives.

The lawmaker said that all memoranda should be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee, Mr. Kwayama Jehu at Room HB40A, White House, National Assembly Complex.

Isiaka said that the world is evolving rapidly, and it was crucial that government agencies and commissions are structured in a way that enables them to deliver on their mandates effectively and efficiently.

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According to him, ”we aim to identify redundancies, duplications, inefficiencies, and areas of improvement within the federal government agencies and commissions.”

The legislator said that there was a pressing need to review the Oronsaye report and all other white papers on the restructuring of federal government agencies, parastatals, and commissions.

Isiaka recalled that the Oronsaye report, which was published in 2012, highlighted various recommendations aimed at rationalising and optimising the operations of government agencies to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

“It is imperative for us to revisit the recommendations of the Oronsaye report and other pertinent white papers to ensure that we are aligning our government structures with current realities, best practices, and the changing needs of our society.

“Our goal is to apply the legislative approach in streamlining operations, eliminate duplication of functions, enhance service delivery, and optimize resource allocation.

“This review will be comprehensive and thorough, taking into cognizance the diverse perspectives and expertise available to us.

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“We acknowledge the importance of stakeholder engagement in this process, and we will be seeking input from various stakeholders, including government officials, civil society experts, organisations, and the general public.

“Transparency, accountability, and inclusivity will be the guiding principles of our review process,” he said.

He said that the committee is committed to fostering a more efficient, effective, and responsive government that meets the needs of the Nigerian people. (NAN)

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