By Chris. Suleiman, Abuja
In line with the drive of the Federal Government to diversify Nigeria’s Economy with agriculture as the main focus, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has inaugurated a ten-member committee to drive the successful implementation of Nigeria’s Agric Sector Policy Roadmap, the “Green Alternative”.
The ministry revealed that, the “Efficiency Team” is made up of 10 officers, drawn from the core external advisors to the Minister; Minister of State and headed by a Permanent staff member of the Ministry.
Inaugurating the team in Abuja, FMARD Director of Planning & Project Coordination, Mrs Bunmi Shiyanbola, said: “The need for the team to be headed by a permanent member of staff of the ministry is to guarantee sustainability and institutional memory”.
According to Shiyanbola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary said: “I urge you all to demonstrate efficiency, productivity, incorruptibility and citizen-centeredness to portray the core values of the service”.
The ministry also described the responsibilities of the team to include: Monitoring performance and result-oriented interventions towards the realization of the Green Alternative; Making meaningful impact on the entrenchment of efficiency, transparency and accountability in the utilization of resources by the Ministry of Agriculture and Serving as a secretariat to the ministry’s project coordinating Committee headed by the Permanent Secretary, with all Directors in the ministry as members.