As part of measures to reduce redundancy in public service, President Muhammadu Buhari is working on reducing the number of federal ministries which currently stands at about 28. He intends to merge those with similar functions.
Also, state-owned enterprises dubiously allocated to friends or relations under the guise of privatization are to be reviewed and reclaimed by the Federal Government while those that went through transparent and credible processes are to be retained by their investors.
However, to abide by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution that each state shall be represented by a minister at the federal cabinet, the President will still recommend 36 ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for consideration.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo revealed these plans of the Buhari-government in a chat with media organizations in Abuja at the weekend.