In a bold move to streamline operations and increase efficiency, Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara has announced a significant administrative restructuring, reducing the number of permanent secretaries, directorates, and boards within the state government.
To foster a more efficient and effective administration, permanent secretaries have been slashed from 48 to 23, marking a substantial reduction in high-ranking civil servants responsible for overseeing various government departments and ministries.
The move is expected to simplify decision-making processes and create a more agile and responsive bureaucracy.
Furthermore, the number of directorates has been remarkably reduced, dropping from 35 to just 1. Directorates typically serve as specialized units within government departments, handling specific functions or tasks.
According to Zamfara officials, consolidating these units into a single entity aims to promote greater cohesion and coordination in the execution of government policies and initiatives.
In addition to these changes, Governor Lawal also reduced the number of boards from 17 to 13.
Boards often function as advisory or governing bodies overseeing various aspects of government or public organizations.
Reducing the number of boards is expected to streamline the decision-making process and enhance the government’s ability to make more informed and timely choices.
A government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity sheds more light on the decisions.
”The government’s decision to embark on this extensive administrative restructuring reflects a commitment to enhance governance, reduce bureaucracy, and improve overall efficiency in serving the needs of the public.
”These changes are expected to have far-reaching implications for how government operations are conducted and will likely generate discussions among policymakers and stakeholders alike.”