FG begins mergers of Parastatals, Agencies as FRCN, VON now FBCN

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the merger of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), with the Voice of Nigeria (VON) under the organizational name, Federal Broadcasting Corporation of Nigeria.

The Special Adviser to the President on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman made this known on Monday while briefing State House Correspondents after the Monday Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Bala-Usman said this is in a move to re-prioritize reduction in the cost of governance and ensure that government agencies are streamlined for efficiency across all sectors.

Top on the list of agencies merged are the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), which has now been merged with the Center for Disease Control (NCDC) under the Federal Ministry of Health, also the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which has now been merged with the National Commission for refugee migration.

Mentioned as merged under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation is the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), to be merged with the voice of Nigeria (VON).

“The Federal Radio Corporation should be met with the voice of Nigeria.

 “One of the key areas as the Minister has mentioned, the fact that our administration has a very bold step towards implementation on aspects speaks to merger, subsuming and relocation of status within the perimeters of the government, this aligns with the need to discuss governance and ensure that we have streamlined efficiency across channels that we’ll see a map to be scrapped and those that are required to be merged,” Bala Usman added.

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