Gov Umo Eno Advised To Set Up Think Tank For Implementation Of Development Agenda

By edition Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno, has been advised to set up a think tank in his office that would facilitate and monitor the implementation of his development plans in the state.

The former Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who gave the advice in Uyo on Monday while addressing participants at a 3-day Akwa Ibom Dialogue and the formal launch of the ARISE agenda of the governor, noted that delivery of campaign promises and implementation of development goals have been problems for past governors in Nigeria.

Udoma, who was the chairman of the occasion, regretted that governments spend 90 per cent of their time on designing their policies and only 10 per on working out their implementation, and urged Gov Eno to change the narrative in his time.

He said, “In my experience, a good implementation strategy requires setting out measurable goals with a clear timeline. We must set out measurable goals for each of these priorities because what can not be measured can not be monitored.

“I appeal to Governor Umo Eno to set up an office within the office of the governor to oversee and monitor implementation of his development agenda to drive his delivery of the articulated plans. Some previous governors in the country have failed in the implementation of their development plans.”

In his remarks, the former governor of the state, Obong Victor Attah, pointed out that the summit represents a restoration of a dream that was beginning to diminish in the state.

Responding, Governor Eno said the development plan was a well detailed document, which had been carefully documented.

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