October 25, 2022 10:34:59 AM Published by: PERL

For three consecutive years, the President Buhari-led administration has convened a retreat to review the level of implementation of ministerial mandates along the nine priority areas. The just concluded 3rd Annual Ministerial Performance Review Retreat, which was held on the 17th and 18th of October 2022 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, also highlighted the performance of Ministries in delivering the ministerial mandates, proposing solutions towards resolving impediments to effective implementation and accelerating delivery results along the 9 priority areas, especially in the remaining seven months of the administration’s tenure.

The 2-day session featured goodwill messages from; Senator Ahmed Lawan, GCON, President of the Senate, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila CFR, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC Presidential Candidate. There were several solution-driven technical presentations during the retreat, with a highlight being a technical presentation on: Enabling Delivery and Managing Transition: The Kenyan Experience, by His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G. H. Former President of Kenya.

Panel discussions focused on accelerating delivery and ensuring impact across all 9 priority areas featured notable speakers such as Dr. Chris Pycroft, Director of Development Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Nigeria and other honourable ministers.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha CFR, appreciated the efforts of the Central Delivery Coordination Unit (CDCU), established in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), with support from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL) in tracking performance against the Ministerial Mandates, as well as building capacity and strengthening coordination for the delivery of the nine priorities.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation also made reference to the Presidential Delivery Tracker (PDT) - a citizen-centred mobile app designed to enable citizens to assess project implementation and delivery of results in order to strengthen public accountability and improved service delivery by government institutions. This was largely achieved through PERL-facilitated partnerships between government and citizens’ groups at both the federal and subnational levels towards improving transparency, accountability, and inclusive governance.

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR ended the 2-day event with a closing speech that highlighted the appreciation of progress made and the importance of accelerating delivery within the last months of the administration’s tenure. The president signed an Executive Order to institutionalise the CDCU and performance management processes around presidential priorities.

The high-level event was attended by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo GCON ; the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan GCON; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila CFR; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha CFR and other Honorable Ministers and dignitaries including the British High Commissioner.