Keyamo Declares ‘Minister Of State’ Portfolio As Unconstitutional
Recently, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has frowned at the portfolio named, “Minister of State” as unconstitutional thereby beckoning on the Federal Government to consider appointing different ministers to handle individual portfolios, as he sees the post of ‘minister of state’ as Constitutional aberration and error that is uncalled for.
Keyamo therefore recommend his view and position on the matter during the valedictory meeting and was also captured in the speech given at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, on Wednesday.
It was noted that his suggestion was coming at a period elder statesmen and political analysts have called on the Federal Government to cut down on governance in line with Stephen Oronsaye’s white paper recommendation on public sector reforms.
However, the Oronsaye committee submitted an 800-page report on April 16, 2012, which recommended the abolition and merger of 102 government agencies and parastatals, while some were listed to be self-funding.
While the report added that 263 of the statutory agencies should be reduced to 161,38 agencies should be abolished while 52 agencies should be merged and further recommended 14 agencies to be reverted to departments in ministries.