The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 as part of efforts to reduce the cost of governance.
His spokesperson, Samaila Aruwan, in a release on Tuesday, said Mr. Elrufai would also place strict limits on the number of aides the thirteen commissioners to be appointed, can recruit.
“Accordingly, the Kaduna State government has announced the restructuring of its ministries from 19 to 13. This is intended to cut costs, spur efficiency and improve service delivery,” he said.
Mr. Aruwan said the governor had repeatedly stated that Kaduna state government must direct more of its resources to delivering public services, and that such a move requires a reduction in the proportion of funds expanded by government.
The release added that the realignment of mandates has also resulted in the emergence of two new departments. The erstwhile Ministry of Lands, Survey and Country Planning is being moved to the Governor’s Office as a department.
Also, thile the former Ministry of Rural and Community Development becomes a department in the Deputy Governor’s Office.
“Also affected by the restructuring is the Ministry of Information whose functions have now been decentralized. Each ministry will henceforth have its own public relations unit attached to the office of its chief executive.
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