Orosonye Report: FG Assured Affected Workers that Their Jobs Are Secured

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Following the anxiety that followed the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the implemention of the Orosonye report, the federal government has assured all affected workers that they will not be thrown out into labour market. The Federal Government had on Monday through the Federal Executive Council meeting, FEC adopted to implement the Orosonye report of year 2014 to reduce the cost of governance in Nigeria.

Accordingly, the Oronsaye report on public sector reforms revealed that there about 541 statutory and non-statutory—federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies needed to be reorganised and merged or collapsed.⁣ 

Contained in the report, the committee recommended the merger of some agencies and asked that some others be scrapped to cut down cost of governance which has lead to uneasy anxiety amongst the affected workers. 

However, speaking today during a ministerial briefing in Abuja, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said the implementation of the report would not lead to retrenchment of workers in any way. 

In his statement, “The whole idea is that government wants to reduce cost and also improve efficiency in service delivery. It does not mean that government is out to retrench workers or throw people into the labour market,” he said. 

“Through the implementation of Oronsaye’s Report, President Tinubu aims to achieve significant cost savings by eliminating duplication of functions, streamlining administrative processes, and optimising resource allocation. This proactive approach will enable the government to operate more efficiently while maintaining the quality and delivery of services to the Nigerian people.” 

The Minister said that Nigerians are beginning to see the reforms of the ‘Renewed Hope Mantra’ of President Tinubu Administration which soon would yield a desired result on both the economy and otherwise, saying the report from the National Bureau Of Statistics is a clear testimony as the agency has reported that the GDP is already at 3.46 as against the former 2.54 recorded in the last quarter of year 2023. 

Idriss added that the NBS report also stated that capital importation rose to 66 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2023, reversing a 36 per cent decline in the third quarter.