Some ministers appointed to newly created ministries are set to share physical offices and government officials with old and existing ministries.
Naija News gathered that the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, which was newly created, emerged from the Ministry of Transportation.
Though the two ministers were sworn in on Monday, the former Governor of Osun State, Gboyea Oyetola, resumed at the Ministry of Transportation immediately, while Said Alkali resumed at the same ministry on Tuesday.
Sources at the ministry told The Punch that the reason Oyetola resumed on Monday and Alkali on Tuesday was that the two ministers may have to share the same set of directors and permanent secretary, pending the time that a full restructure took place.
A source said: “When some directors introduced themselves to the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, they did not know whether they should introduce themselves as directors under the Ministry of Transport or Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.”
It was learned that the same scenario occurred at the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, led by Muhammed Idris; the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, led by Hannatu Musawa; and the Ministry of Tourism, headed by Lola Ade-John.
A source stated that the three ministers visited the Ministry of Information and Culture at the same time on Monday and addressed journalists together, adding that civil servants in the ministry were still confused about the minister to report to.
The source within the ministry noted that there were departments that could easily be connected to a particular ministry, and the new ministries would need directors specifically tailored to their needs.
It was further gathered that the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake and his SSteel Development counterpart, Shuaibu Audu, will continue to work with the same set of civil servants until a full restructure is carried out.
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