From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said that there is the need to play a more visible role in ensuring effective coordination and harmonious working relationship between all stakeholders before, during and For Nigeria to progress: Meager resources most be managed -Lalong after elections.
He urged the Secretary to Plateau State Government to entrench performance contract among bureaucrats and political office holders and ensure smooth transition process even if a governing party loses election.
Speaking during the opening of third quarter meeting of the forum of the secretaries to the state governments held at Government House, Little Rayfiled Jos, yesterday.
He said, the second quarter of the meeting with the theme, ‘Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development and in Nigeria: Opportunities in Key Sectors of Economy,’ which reaffirmed the need to address the question on how to effectively deliver well-articulated policies, programme and projects.
According to him, it also emphasized on the importance of collaboration beyond National borders, if it is beneficial.
Mr. Mustapha explained that, the Federal Government, in its bid to strengthen performance management culture, enacted the Executive Order 012, in order to institutionalize the Central Delivery Coordination Unit.
He noted that, the unit has recorded significant mileage at the federal level in the area of tracking, reviewing and analysing projects and other activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
On his part, Governor Simon Lalong, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said: “If we are to make progress in Nigeria and ensure that the meager resources we have are used effectively for the good of the people, we must strengthen our system and allow them to work.”
According to him, failure to do so will only make us go round in circles where we make laws that are not enforced or create institutions that nobody adheres to.
He said the country and in particular the state and local governments urgently need this system reawakening to stop us from further decline in all sectors.