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Akeredolu unveils agenda to achieve SDGs in Ondo

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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has promised to improve on the eight-point agenda of his administration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all sectors of the state.

Akeredolu said this during a one-day policy induction for top government functionaries held at the Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Ilara-Mokin.

He said the training became necessary to hit the ground running to effectively bring onboard all his appointees and other top government functionaries.

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The workshop, which was anchored by the Transition Strategy and Implementation Committee, was designed to acquaint participants with the eight-point REDEEMED agenda and how best to connect its sectoral implementation with the SDGs.

Akeredolu, who said that the administration’s eight-point development agenda: christened, REDEEMED, would be pursued to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state, lauded the transition strategy and implementation committee members for their diligence, and also thanked the DAWN Commission and its Director-General, Mr. Seye Oyeleye and other facilitators for the success of the workshop.

MEANWHILE, aside policy integration, the participants agreed to set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for measuring impacts of programmes and activities of government.

They also emplaced periodic monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes of government, focusing on agricultural, infrastructure, institutional, economic, human capital developments; financial and procurement services.

In a 15-point communique jointly signed by the Head of the Transition Strategy and Implementation Committee, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oladunni Odu, they agreed on one concept administration to actualise REDEEMED agenda.

“Culture of performance management stressing customer-centred orientation, responsiveness and feedbacks to be entrenched. Ministry, Department and Agencies’ (MDAs) mandates and functions to be streamlined to avoid duplications and leakages.

“Cross-sectoral synergy among MDAs to be enhanced; diaspora benefits in grants, investments, knowledge and skills to be more deliberately accessed.

“MDAs to upscale revenue generating activities to shore up dwindling statutory federal allocations. Government must seek out and tap into financial or development opportunities available at the federal level.

“Government could deploy some percentage of existing taxes and levies to fund some special and sensitive programmes like the Amotekun security initiative,” the communiqué partly stated.

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