Nigerian government Merges Federal Radio Corporation With Voice Of Nigeria

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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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 the move aims to re-prioritize reduction in the cost of governance and ensure that government agencies are streamlined for efficiency across all sectors.

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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.

Under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), is to be merged with the Voice of Nigeria (VON).

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

She added that the whole idea is to save resources and enhance efficiency explaining that the Executives will work with the National Assembly to facilitate the implementation of the approved aspects of the Oronsaye reports in 12weeks, thereby referring to the laws establishing the agencies.

“Some of the agencies were created by acts of parliament. There will be coordination between the National Assembly and the Executives to ensure seamless implementation of the approved aspects of the Oronsanye report in 12 weeks.”