FG restates commitment to planning for economic development
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment toward adopting the principle of strategic planning in the management of the national economy.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs Nana-Fatima Mede, stated this at the 15th meeting of the Joint Planning Board and National Council on Development Planning in Kano on Tuesday.
Mede said the meeting would give participants the opportunity to interact on the modalities for strengthening strategic planning to enhance policy formulation and implementation.
“This is expected to pave way for effective implementation and mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into National and States Strategic plans.
“This will also enhance the capacities of Public servants for sustained implementation of the strategic plans at the federal and state levels, “she said.
According to her, the meeting will also provide a greater opportunity for participants to harvest and learn from their collective experiences,especially in the area of deepening National strategic planning.
The permanent secretary also said that an improved strategic planning framework would assist in diversifying productive and revenue base of the National and State economies from oil.
She urged all the participants and other stakeholders to put in their best and make meaningful contributions during the meeting.
The Kano State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hajiya Aisha Bello, said the meeting would offer the state government the opportunity to showcase strategies toward the implementation of social and economic development projects in the country.
According to her, the meeting would keep Nigerians abreast of developments in respect with the Nigeria vision 20:2020.
NAN reports that the meeting which is being attended by stakeholders from across the country, has its theme as: National Strategic Planning as a Vehicle for Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.