NEC: Perm Sec underscores Secretariat roles in service delivery

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Budget and National Planning and Secretary to the National Economic Council (NEC), Olajide Samson Adewole, has underscored the critical role of the Secretariat of the National Economic Council in the delivery of the Council’s mandate.

Odewale spoke in his remarks at the opening of a 3 -day Capacity Building Workshop for the Secretariat of NEC taking place at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja.

The training workshop was organised by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development – Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (UK DFID-PERL). It was in recognition of the role of the Secrtatariat in the delivery of NEC’s mandate

The Permanent Secretary explained that, the workshop is consistent with the resolutions reached at the Strategic Retreat Session supported by the DFID-PERL held in Enugu March 2018, which identified skills gap that needed to be filled.

“This initiative, I must emphasise is in tandem with the Federal Civil Service Strategic Plan 2017-2020, especially two of the four goals – the development and institutionalisation of an Efficient, Productive, Incorruptible and Citizen Centered (EPIC) Culture, as well as the design and implementation of an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system’ he stated.

Accordingly, he addedt the goals of the EPIC culture, specifically targeted at capacity development, talent sourcing, culture change, Innovation and civil service automation amongst others.

Mr Odewale described the worshop as a new dawn to chart a road map for service delivery by the NEC Secrtatariat. He therefore recommended a continuous collaboration in this regard and hoped the outcome would have a far reaching positive impact in building a strong and viable NEC Secretariat.

He thanked and appreciated PERL for the continuous support it is giving to the ministry.

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