The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, revealed that he has directed that the Orosanye White Paper Report be subjected to immediate review for the Federal Government to implement its general recommendation.
Buhari who revealed that the review is about to be completed said its implementation would bring some fundamental changes to the structure of the Civil Service.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this when he received the Central Working Committee of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja.
The statement is titled ‘Oronsaye report will lead to fundamental changes in our civil service, president Buhari assures.’
Submitted in 2011, the Oronsaye report has been a subject of controversy as it proposes, among other things, the merging and outright scrapping of over 263 government agencies.
It also proposed that the law establishing the National Salaries and Wages Commission be repealed and its functions taken over by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Responsibility Commission. This, it said, would save the government N2bn.
While noting that public service, as the engine room of government, should attract the “best and brightest’’ the President said, “I have directed that the Orosanye White Paper Report be subjected to immediate review to enable the Government take the most appropriate decision on its…
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