Presidential candidate of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress, Mohammadu Buhari, meets with US Secretary of State at the US Consulate in Lagos January 25, 2015. US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that peaceful and timely el ~ AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
Abuja - President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari may pruned down the number of ministries from the present 31 to 19, reports The Guardian.
The move is part of measures to reduce the cost of governance in the country.
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Presently, ministries and agencies of government consume more than 70 percent of the federal budget through the recurrent expenditure instrument.
If the move scales through, most of the candidates being considered for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will end up as Ministers of State, after all.
Read more at The Guardian.
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