President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to study a Report on how best to ensure effective policy design and implementation with a view to applying some of its recommendations.
The report titled, “Getting Things Done: Strategies for Policy and Programme Implementation in Nigeria,” was presented to the President by the Senior Executive Course 43 (2021) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State.
Receiving the report, Buhari assured the course participants that it would be treated with the seriousness and urgency it deserves.
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity.
‘He said, ‘As such, I am directing the MDAs and the National Steering Committee on the Vision 2050 to study the Report, with the view to diligently consider the recommendations presented and incorporate them as part of over-all execution strategy.’’
Declaring that this administration has invested great efforts in the provision of good governance and made tremendous progress at getting the desired results, Buhari said, ‘‘This report becomes important and timely in our quest to enhance service delivery to our citizens.”
On the importance of NIPSS and its course participants, the President noted it was always a delight to receive their input on important issues that are of very great concern to the government and the nation.
‘‘No nation will progress without paying close attention to the ways policies are made and implemented, as it is often unclear how best to ensure effective policy design and implementation.
‘‘The gaps between policy design and programme implementation must be closed for our country to continue to make meaningful progress.
‘‘This was why I charged Participants of the Senior Executive Course No. 43, 2021 to work on the theme: “Getting Things Done: Strategies for Policy and Programme Implementation in Nigeria,” he said.