Kaduna - Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna
State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for
effective service delivery.
The information is contained in a statement issued by Samuel
Aruwan, the Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), to the governor in Kaduna
The statement added that the governor also reduced the
number of commissioners to be appointed to 13.
"Accordingly, the Kaduna State Government has announced the
restructuring of its ministries from 19 to 13.
"This is intended to cut costs and efficiency to improve
The statement said the development was in continuation of
El-Rufa'I’s efforts to cut the cost of governance in the state.
"El-Rufai decided to reduce the number of commissioners to
only 13 as against the 24 appointed by the immediate past administration.
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"The governor will also limit the number of aides that the
13 commissioners will recruit to support them in the discharge of their
duties,’’ it said.
According to the statement, Rufai has repeatedly stated that
the state government must direct more of its resources to delivering public
services that require a reduction in the proportion of government.
The new ministries will include Ministries for Justice,
Agriculture and Forestry, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
Others are Local Government, Youth, Sports and Culture,
Environment and Natural Resources, according to the statement.
"Ministry for Women Affairs and Social Development,
Ministry for Water Resources, Ministry for Health and Human Services, Ministry
for Education, Science and Technology.
"Ministry for Budget and Planning, Ministry for Finance,
Ministry for Works, Housing and Transport`` are also included.
The statement added that two new departments had been
created, following the realignment of the ministries.
It said that former Ministry for Lands, Survey and Country
Planning is being moved to the Governor's Office as a department.
"The former Ministry for Rural and Community Development
becomes a department in the Deputy Governor's Office.
"Also affected by the restructuring is the Ministry for
Information whose functions have now been decentralised,’’ the statement said..
It added that each ministry would henceforth have its own
Public Relations Unit attached to the office of the chief executive.