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FG Mandates Implementation of Vision 2020 in States

By on April 7, 2011

When passed into law, the bill on Development Planning and Project Continuity currently before the National Assembly will mandate all tiers of government to draw up and implement medium term development plans on consistent basis.

This is expected to facilitate the implementation of the National Vision 20:2020 as well as effectively institutionalise it in the country.

Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman disclosed this at the North Zonal Public Presentation of the First National Implementation Plan (2010-2013) in Kano State.

He added that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has also approved the establishment of specialised department of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) at the NPC to enable proper tracking of inputs, outputs and outcomes of projects and programmes in a co-ordinated manner.

To this effect, he said, the department of M&E has developed about 250 key performance indicators (KPIs) while the report on the performance of KPIs in the MDAs was being prepared.

The Minister however expressed satisfaction that most states of the federation have drawn up their development plans to align with the Vision, adding that the project has now become a national one rather
than that of the federal government.

The First Implementation Plan of the Vision has a total investment size of N32 trillion. While the federal government is expected to raise N10 trillion to fund, the state governments are required to contribute N9 trillion while the private sector will be expected to
provide N13 trillion during the plan.

Secretary to the Commission, Prof. Sylvester Monye said it has received significant requests for capacity building from state governments to help them comply and align their respective development plans with the project.

He said: “I am pleased to note that the implementation phase of the economic blueprint has commenced. The government has also directed that budgetary submissions of the MDAs be in accordance with the priorities of the 1st NIP in order to ensure effective implementation
of the plan.”

Monye added that the Commission will engage states in bilateral discussions to align their capital expenditure components of their annual budgets with the NIP and work closely with the private sector to ensure effective implementation.

The NPC has already coordinated bilateral talks among the MFDAs to align their 2011 capital expenditure with the 1st NIP.

source : Thisday