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Jigawa Reduces Ministries From 17 To 13

Posted: Jun 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

JIGAWA State governor, Muhammadu Abubakar Badaru, on Friday June 26, 2015 received the report of the realignment and rationalisation committee headed by the state’s Deputy Governor, Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan Hadeijia, which recommended the reduction of ministries from 17 to 13.

Hadeijia, who briefed the press after submitting the report, said the need for efficiency and maximisation of resources informed the decision to streamline the ministries, departments and agencies.

“Before now, Jigawa had 100 ministries, departments and agencies. After studying the situation in the last three weeks and in line with current financial realities, we have decided to merge some ministries and departments.

“So, from 17 ministries we now have 13. From 88 agencies and departments, we now have 66.

“We are not going to retrench anybody but we will deploy some staff to areas where their services are most needed,” he said.

The deputy governor said their findings show that some ministries and agencies duplicated their functions while bloating the overhead of the state, adding that their overall objective was to make the civil service cost effective and efficient in the discharge of their activities.