The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) says it is in full support of the planned merger of agencies, parastatals and commissions by the Federal Government.
“Reduction of agencies, parastatals and commissions as being planned by the Federal Government is a good development that will cut the cost of governance,” the party said.
The National Secretary of ACN, Lawal Shuaibu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
Mr. Shuaibu urged the government not to scrap ICPC and EFCC unless it has “provided adequate evidence to convince Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force can now fight corruption”.
He said that the first responsibility of ACN is to offer constructive criticism to government, and advice where necessary to make sure the government remains accountable to the people.
The secretary disclosed that the party has sent such advice, on economic issues and security, to the government to assist the nation solve many of its current socio-economic and political problems.
Mr. Shuaibu, who noted that corruption is the major problem facing Nigeria, called on the government to address the worrisome trend in the interest of peace and development of the country.
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