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FG TO IMPLEMENT C'TTEE REPORT ON AGENCIES' RESTRUCTURING

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By Kenneth Ehigiator
President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to implement the report of the Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government parastatals and agencies. He also stressed the need for good governance if his administration must achieve on its transformation agenda.

President Jonathan gave the pledge at the 1st International Convention of Institute of Directors, IoD, held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

He said: 'Currently, government is understudying the report of the Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government Parastatals and Agencies, with a view to implementing recommendations that will make government operate more efficiently and effectively.

'In addition, the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, which is a creation of the administration, is currently working on improving the environment and parameters for doing business in the country.'

The President, represented by Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Alhaji Isa Sali, said his administration was according prime attention to good governance and stressed the need for both the public and private sectors to partner in enthroning the best practices in public and corporate governance.

He said: 'As a government, we recognise the critical essence of good governance to the attainment of our national transformation agenda. We have, therefore, given it pride of place in the transformation blueprint. I am pleased that this convention has been organised with the aim of encouraging discussion, debates and partnerships between members of the private and public sectors on best practices in public and corporate governance.'