The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, is said to be considering the reduction of the number of ministers as part of his strategies for reducing cost of governance, Punch reports.
This was said to be part of the cost-saving proposals which Buhari presented during the All Progressives Congress’s National Working Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
The NWC which is yet to conclude its deliberations on proposals, according a high-ranking member of the APC NWC, include scrapping the minister of states, streamlining the ministries and parastatals.
The meeting, which was chaired by the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, also reviewed the just-concluded general elections, the deadlock in the Taraba State governorship poll as well as the alleged electoral fraud in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed confirmed that the NWC reviewed the governorship election.