The Federal Government on Wednesday said that it plans to streamline government agencies to ensure efficient and effective service delivery in the country.
Dropping the hint while speaking at the ongoing Nigeria Economic Summit in Abuja, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said several MDAs in the country have overlapping functions which had not been helpful in the governance process.
The Oronsaye report on the reform of the public service in the country indicates that there are about 540 MDAs, many of which have overlapping functions, while some others duplicate the functions of others.
Osinbajo said: “At the moment, the MDAs are accused of unhealthy competition and this has led to insinuations that MDAs do not talk to each other enough. We found out that many MDAs are executing the same projects and programmes and sometimes achieving similar results without necessarily talking to each other at all.
“That we believe is a waste of resources. We must streamline the works of the ministries and ensure there is sufficient information going on among them and there is a clear part in line with policy direction of government”.