Highlights Of White Paper On The Report Of The Presidential Committee On Restructuring And Rationalization Of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions And Agencies

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Federal Government rejected the recommendation for an amendment in name and status of the Federal Civil Service Commission to the Federal Public Service Commission, it however accepted the recommendation that a single term of five years for the Chairman and members of the commission.

FG accepted recommendation for the scrapping of Fiscal Responsibility Commission  (FRC) and directs AGF to initiate necessary action for the abolition

Government further directed that the revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission should perform the function of Fiscal Responsibility Commission

Government accepted the recommendation that the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission’s enabling law be repealed and the functions of the commission be subsumed under Revenue Mobilsation And Fiscal Commission

That RMAFC enabling laws be amended to accommodate the functions of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission and the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission.

Federal Government rejected the recommendation of the merger of EFCC, ICPC, CCB and also rejected the renaming of Code of Conduct Tribunal to Anti Corruption Tribunal.

FG rejected the recommendation that Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission be subsumed under the Bureau of Public Enterprises for greater synergy

REJECTED

Government rejected the recommendation of the merger of NTA, FRCN and VON into one body to be known as Federal Corporation Broadcasting of Nigeria (FCBN).

FG directs that NTA be fully commercialised by 2013

They rejected the recommendation that the abolition of Federal Character Commission but rather the commission be strengthened to perform its constitutional role and functions.

Federal Government rejected the recommendation for an amendment in name and status of the Federal Civil Service Commission to the Federal Public Service Commission, it however accepted the recommendation that a single term of five years for the Chairman and members of the commission.

That the Nigerian Atomic Energy commission be located as a parastatal in the Ministry of Power

That the Public Complaints Commission (PCC)  be abolished

FG rejected the recommendation that the law establishing the Border Communities Development Agency be repealed and its functions reverted to the National Boundary Commission

FG rejected the recommendation that government should disengage from funding current expenditure of National Institute on Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) from the 2015 fiscal year and limit itself to certain essential capital requirement of the institute.

FG rejected the merger of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Refugees Commission into one agency to be known as the National Emergency Management and Refugees Commission

FG rejected the recommendation for the Debt Management Office to become an extra ministerial department in the Federal Ministry of Finance and be delisted from the office of the Vice President

FG rejected the recommendation that the Act setting up FRSC be repealed and also recited that road Safety of the FRSC be reverted to the Highways Department of the Federal Ministry of Works

FG rejected the recommendation that the enabling law of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS be repealed

FG rejected that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria and the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission be abolished and their functions transferred to a department under Ministry of Foreign Affairs

FG rejected the recommendation that government stops sponsoring pilgrims and pilgrimages with effect from 2012 Fiscal year

Government rejected the privatization of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN ) in view of the security situation of the country.

Government rejects that the Nigerian Communications commission (NCC), Nigerian Broadcasting commission ( NBC ) and the regulatory functions of Nigerian Postal Service ( NIPOST)) be brought together under a unified management structure to be known as the cOmmunications Regulatory Authority of Nigeria.

Government rejects the recommendation that the Act establishing the National Examinations Council be repealed and Council  ‘s activities be returned to the WAEC, but directed the Minister of Education to streamline the two bodies to ensure standards and integrity. Govern,want also rejects that the Act of the National Business and technical Examinations Board be repealed and the Boards activities be returned to WAEC.

Government rejected the re-introduction of tuition in its universities.

Government rejects the abolition of the Nigerian educational research and development council (NEDRC).

FG rejected that NDE and Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) be merged to form a single agency for wealth creation

FG rejected that the Ministry of Police Affairs be scrapped

FG rejected the scrapping of Raw Materials Research and Development Council

FG rejected the scrapping of Energy Commission of Nigeria

FG rejected that the National Sports Commission revert to the proposed Ministry of Youth and Sports Development as an agency

ACCEPTED RECOMMENDATIONS

FG accepted that the practice whereby certain categories of retirees are opting out of contributory pension scheme be stopped Nd directed that only the military may withdraw from the scheme

FG accepted the recommendation scrapping the National Poverty Eradication Programme NAPEP

FG accepted the recommendation that the Bill seeking for the establishment of NEPAD as an agency of the Federal Government be withdrawn from the National Assembly as there are already laws relating to most of their activities being performed by NEPAD

FG accepted that the Utilities Charges Commission be abolished and it’s enabling law repealed and directs that the process of repealing the enabling law be initiated by office of the SGF

FG accepted the recommendation that the National Agricultural Insurance Corporation be fully commercialised

FG accepted that the passed bill on the Nigeria Agriculture Quarantine Service should not be assented to by the President   

FG accepted that the Veterinary Research Council of Nigeria should as a professional body be self funding and that further budgetary allocation of the council should cease forthwith

FG accepted that the trio of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency be merged into a new body to be known as the Federal Civil Aviation Authority  FCAA and their respective enablinglaws be amended accordingly to reflect the merger.

Government also accepts that the enabling law of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology be amended and the college restructured,

Government accepts partial commercialization of NIPOST .

Government accepts to sell off its shares in NIGCOMSAT) and directs that government will retain minority shares. It also accepts that the functions of NIGCOMSAT that relates to space development be reverted that the National Space Development Agency.

Governments accepts that JAMB should continue to exists as the central examination body for admissions into Nigerian universities and directs that  it must play its regulatory role to ensure that all students for undergraduate admissions into Nigerian universities must pass through JAMB including direct entries.

Governments accepts that the function of the Nigerian institute for Education Planners and Administrators ( NIEPA) be merged those of the National Teachers Institute.

Government accepts that the funding of the computer professionals registration council of Nigeria.

FG accepted that the Nigerian Film Corporation be commercialised from 2013 fiscal year but with government seed funding

FG accepted that all offices of the Nigerian Institute of advanced Legal Studies outside Lagos and Abuja be closed down immediately to ensure judicious use of available resources in line with government policy

FG accepted that National Council of Arts and Culture be merged with the National Troupe and the National Theatre into one agency called National Council of Arts and Culture

FG accepted that the Nigerian Financial Reporting Council ceases to be funded by government from 2015

FG accepted that the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) be self funding from 2014

FG accepted that the allegation made by the National Boundaries Commission against the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation over the funding of two non existent boundary demarcation be properly investigated

FG accepted the management audit of the National Institute for Sports

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