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The Federal Government has said it is establishing a “Delivery Unit” to coordinate the monitoring and monitoring of the policies, programs and projects approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), in line with the priority areas of the Government.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary of the Office of Cabinet Affairs (CAO), the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (OSGF) revealed on Saturday in the state of Lagos.

Lawal was cited in a statement issued by the Acting Director General of the Center for Management Development (CMD), Mr. Bitrus Chinoko, saying the unit will be domiciled at the CAO.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Lawal spoke in a specialized training program on policy management processes and cabinet documentation for management officials and senior officials of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) organized by COA.

He recalled that at the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term, a retreat was organized for new ministers, permanent federal secretaries and other senior government officials to make them aware of the new vision of the administration.

“One of the main results of the retreat was that ministerial mandates should be developed in accordance with the President’s vision to build a prosperous economy, eradicate corruption and provide security for all Nigerians.

“A Delivery Unit is also being established in the OSGF / CAO to coordinate the monitoring and monitoring of the policies, programs and projects approved by the Federal Executive Council, in line with the priority areas of the Government.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The team is expected to work closely with MDA Directors and Relations Officers to promote the implementation of government policies, programs and projects,” Lawal said.

Reiterating the commitment of the Buhari administration to fulfill its promises to Nigerians, he said the government had identified nine priority areas of focus for the next four years.

These areas, according to him, are to stabilize the macroeconomy; improve transport and other infrastructure; improve social inclusion and reduce poverty; and achieve agriculture and food security.

Others are to boost industrialization; fight corruption and improve governance; ensure energy sufficiency in energy and petroleum products; improve the health, education and productivity of Nigerians; as well as improving security for everyone.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Lawal advised participants to take the opportunity to help MDA propose initiatives to the leadership of their Ministry for Council consideration, especially policy memoranda, reports NAN

“It is anticipated that after this training, there will be: Improvement of the quality of the Council’s memoranda and related Ministries documents, and a reduced iteration rate;

“Reduction in the processing time of the memoranda received from the MDA; Improving the quality of decisions and approvals of the Board;

“Better understanding of the entire value chain of policy management (development, implementation, monitoring and presentation of policy reports) by the CAO relations team and the relevant directors / officers of MDA and;

“Ultimately, the accelerated translation of all initiatives in tangible public goods and services that meet the needs of citizens.”