Dakar: Senegal's President Macky Sall, who began a second term in office this week, on Saturday told his outgoing prime minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne to scrap his own prime ministerial post, the presidential office announced.

Dionne has been named as secretary general of the Republic, according to a presidential decree read out on national television.

Institutional reforms to be led by Dionne, will begin with "the abolition of the intermediate level of prime minister", the presidential statement said.