Obaseki Restructures, Rationalizes Civil, Public Service, Reduces MDAs to 72, Ministries now 18
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Obaseki Restructures, Rationalizes Civil, Public Service, Reduces MDAs to 72, Ministries now 18

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has approved the restructuring of the state’s civil and public service to cut waste in government and eliminate duplication of functions.

The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Andrew Emwanta, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting chaired by Governor Obaseki, at the Government House in Benin City.

The Commissioner said with the new development, ministries in the state have now been cut down from 22 to 18, while Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been reduced from 105 to 72.

He noted, “At today’s EXCO meeting, the Council received a memo from the office of the Secretary to the State Government which was presented by the Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., for the restructuring and rationalization of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Edo and was graciously approved by the Council.

“The details of this memo include the reduction of ministries from 22 to 18 and the reduction of MDAs from 105 to 72. The idea behind this is to reduce wastages and avoid duplication of functions especially when we have an economic situation that requires prudence on the part of the government.”

“So, if at the federal level there is this talk of reducing its bureaucracy and MDAs, Edo State is now blazing a trail in walking the talk. Towards this end, a new office has been created, the office of Special Duties to be headed by a commissioner.”


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