By Disun Amosun
Regulators and operators of the country’s art, culture, tourism and hospitality industry on Tuesday all Tactically supporting the current administration’s drive to restructure federal agencies to ensure efficiency, caution that the exercise must be undertaken with a sense of professionalism and purpose.
This came to light when the House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to investigate the duplication of functions of FG agencies interacted with the heads of four of these agencies related in the matter.
Agencies are National Museums and Monuments Commission, National Arts and Culture Council NCAC, National Gallery for Art and Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation.
The chairman of the ad hoc committee, Representative Victor Danzaria, noted in an opening remark that the high cost of governance in the country coupled with revenue difficulties in public finances, causes serious concerns in the legislature, making it essential to restructure government agencies providing related services. o Reduce overhead.
He, however, called for rigorous consideration by the Chamber to arrive at his final decision so as not to create gaps in the proper functioning of the industry.
For his part, the National Commission for Museums and Monuments of the DG, Professor Abubakar Tijani, was more cautious when asked about the mergers of government agencies related within the industry and said he would be rather evasive and leave the decision to the House committee.