President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed that the Orosanye White Paper Report be subjected to immediate review for the Federal Government to implement its general recommendation.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said this when he received the Central Working Committee of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja.
President Buhari noted that the review is about to be completed, adding that its implementation would bring some fundamental changes to the structure of the Civil Service.
The Oronsaye report, which was submitted in 2011 has been a subject of controversy as it proposes the merging and outright scrapping of over 263 government agencies, among other matters.
It also proposed that the law establishing the National Salaries and Wages Commission be repealed and its functions were taken over by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Responsibility Commission.
This, it said, would save the government ₦2bn.
He explained that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will submit the harmonised white paper once it has been concluded.