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BREAKING: 100,000 Civil Servants Will Lose Their Jobs — Falana Fault’s Tinubu’s Implementation Of Oronsaye Report

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, says the implementation of the report of the Stephen Oronsaye Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalization of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions, and Agencies by President Bola Tinubu will push about 100,000 civil servants out of their jobs.

THE WHISTLER reported that the presidency published a list of 30 Federal Government agencies, commissions, and parastatals that would either be scrapped, merged, or subsumed in a bid to cut the cost of governance.

Falana who joined workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), seized the moment to fault the presidency’s move.

The senior lawyer said “not less than 100,000 workers will lose their jobs”, maintaining that implementing the report was not a solution to the hardship bedeviling Nigerians.

“The Federal Government announced its intention to implement the Oransaye Report. Great Nigerian people, in case you are not aware of the implication of that report; it is a 12-year-old report. The government has decided to pick it up from the dustbin; a report that was signed by the Jonathan administration.

“We are therefore telling the government: if you want to reduce the cost of governance in Nigeria, it is not by implementing the Oransaye report. Let me tell you, Oransaye studied 262 agencies of government, today Nigeria has 1,360 ministries and parastatal. Where are you going to start from?” he asked.

Falana commended the NLC for coming out to protest the high cost of living, describing the development as a major victory in the annals of Nigeria’s history.