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Government to release comprehensive roadmap document

By Benjamin Alade   |   13 October 2016   |   2:10 am
Nana Mede

Nana Mede

…. Tasks MDAs on MTSS

The Federal Government has concluded plans to release a comprehensive document that would set out in one publication all the various sector plans, which have already been adopted by the end of this year.

The Federal Government has concluded plans to release a comprehensive document that would set out in one publication all the various sector plans, which have already been adopted by the end of this year.

The document according to the Federal Government will consolidate and harmonize all the sectoral plans in a single document and set out in broad detail an integrated roadmap for the growth and sustainability of the country’s economy, thus making it easier for the public to easily access government’s economic agenda.

The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), which was issued early this year had set out the strategies government intended to adopt to stimulate the economy, create jobs for the teeming youths and extend support to the very poor and vulnerable segments of the society while at the same time laying the foundations for sustainable growth.

The SIP document laid out the four key policy priorities and the six strategic intervention areas the government intended to focus on to achieve these objectives.

These six strategic intervention areas encompass 34 concrete measurable and verifiable priority actions which are intended to be implemented in the 2016 Budget.

However, in a related development, the Federal Government has also mandated Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to prepare its Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) documents to guide allocation of scarce resources available for implementation of capital projects.

This was necessitated to ensure successful implementation of strategic plans with linkage to budget process.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Nana Mede, disclosed at a three-day workshop in Lagos to sensitize budget planning, research and statistics officers.

Mede said there is no doubt the country is faced with challenging economic times as commodity prices, especially oil prices are declining with negative consequences on revenue stating that fiscal policies must be changed to ensure expenditure is linked to sound strategy for maximum impact of the common man.

She said the course will help government ensure value for money in its spending. Through this process, we will set basis and fundamental parameters to include; baselines, indicators, inputs and outputs for effective monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes of MDAs.

Mede reiterated the Government’s commitment in realization of the objective of effective plan formulation and implementation for enhanced service delivery.

Director General, Centre for Management Development, Dr. Kabir Usman, described the workshop as an eye opener for workers in MDAs to analsye the importance of MTSS to national development goals and its role in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework process.

Meanwhile, in a statement signed by the Media Adviser to Minister of Budget and National Planning, Akpandem James, it explained the misconception carried in the media regarding the Minister’s response to the country’s debt status at the ongoing Nigeria Economic Summit in Abuja.


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