FG reaf­firms com­mit­ment to de­velop sec­toral poli­cies

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Olayemi R. Ibrahim

The Federal Govern­ment has re­stated its com­mit­ment to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of macroe­co­nomic and sec­toral poli­cies in the coun­try.

This was made known, Mon­day, by the Sec­re­tary to the Na­tional Plan­ning Com­mis­sion (NPC) Fidel Ugbo at the open­ing of a work­shop on pol­icy de­vel­op­ment in federal Min­istries, De­part­ments and Agencies (MDAs) in Abuja.

The work­shop with the theme: “Im­prov­ing Pol­icy De­vel­op­ment and Im­ple­men­ta­tion in the Pub­lic Ser­vice,” was jointly or­gan­ised by the NPC and the Federal Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­form Pro­gramme Nigeria (FEPAR) to strengthen the ca­pac­i­ties of MDAs in pol­icy plan­ning and anal­y­sis

Ugbo said that cred­i­ble frame­works have been es­tab­lished by the govern­ment for the ef­fec­tive re­al­i­sa­tion of the ob­jec­tives of the Trans­for­ma­tion Agenda of Pres­i­dent Jonathan.

He said: “In par­tic­u­lar, the Na­tional Eco­nomic Man­age­ment Team (NEMT), as well as the Eco­nomic Man­age­ment Im­ple­men­ta­tion Team (EMIT) and the Na­tional Eco­nomic Coun­cil (NEC) have been con­sti­tuted to fa­cil­i­tate ef­fec­tive co­or­di­na­tion of poli­cies, strate­gic plans and bud­gets at the Federal and State lev­els. At the tech­ni­cal level, the Fo­rum of Direc­torate of plan­ning, Re­search and sta­tis­tics (DPRS), Joint plan­ning Board and the Na­tional Coun­cil on De­vel­op­ment Plan­ning (NCDP) also serves as very use­ful frame­work for ef­fec­tive for­mu­la­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of po­lices and strate­gic plans in Nigeria.”

He said that to re­design the pol­icy de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment sys­tem and build the pro­fes­sional skills of pol­icy staff, FEPAR has em­barked on the de­vel­op­ment of a pol­icy co­or­di­na­tion and man­age­ment, which is a road map that will clearly set out the man­dates, roles, re­la­tion­ships and ac­count abil­i­ties of cen­tral agencies and MDAs in pol­icy de­vel­op­ment.

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