Abuja - Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the restructuring of government ministries from 22 to 15.
The re-organisation is said to be in consonance with the latest economic reality and also intended to ensure efficiency, cut waste and save money for the provision of more social services.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Baba Mallam Wali, disclosed the restructuring.
He said the governor approved the move to make the ministries in the state more effective in the discharge of their functions and also as a means of cutting the cost of governance.
As a result of the reorganisation, seven ministries have now formally ceased to exist.
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These include Animal and Fisheries, Higher Education, Sports, Integrated Rural Development, Transport and Energy and Environment.
Wali said the Ministry of Transport had been merged with that of Works to become Ministry of Works and Transport.
The Ministries of Environment and Animal and Fisheries had been merged with agriculture to become the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Wali said the reorganisation also brought together the Ministries of Education and Higher Education into Ministry of Education.
The Ministries of Youth Development, Sports and the Community Development section of the Ministry of Integrated Rural Development had been merged to become the Ministry of Youths, Sports and Community Development.
- CAJ News