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Monday, 22 June 2015
Buhari To Merge EFCC, ICPC; 42 Ministries Reduced To 19
After three weeks of consultations, President Buhari is working on some major changes in the Ministries. To start with, he is said to have accepted the recommendation of the transition committee to reduce the number of ministries from the present 42 to 19 with a view to saving cost and making them more effective and responsive to the needs of Nigerians. According to Vanguard, many of the ministries have been merged to ensure proper coordination of duties and ensure greater efficiency and service delivery. It was gathered that under the administration of Buhari, only 19 ministers and 17 ministers of state would operate. On the fight against corruption, a source disclosed to Vanguardthat the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to be merged with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to tackle graft in a new way that would be prompt, fearless and decisive.