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Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday stated that failed implementation of policies and programmes were the bane of development in Nigeria.
The Vice President spoke in Jos while inaugurating the Senior Executive Course 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, telling the participants that ‘what Nigeria needs now is ‘do-tanks’ and not “think-tanks’.
He went on to urge the participants to ‘unlock the mystery of failed or poorly implemented policies and projects’ in the country.
He said; ‘So, your task is already well cut out for you. Perhaps Course 43 will be able to unlock the mystery of failed or poorly implemented policies and projects, but more importantly, promote a practical, nitty-gritty guide to implementing projects and policies. This is a body of knowledge that is desperately needed today.’
While speaking on the theme of the Course 43 programme, ‘Getting Things Done: Strategies for the Implementation of Policies and Programmes in Nigeria’, He said: ‘The proverbial gap between intention and results; between policy and stated outcomes; delivering on campaign promises or even just doing what the well-articulated policy papers say.’
He finally urged Nigerians to contribute their quoto to ensure that the country is returned to the path of peace, progress and prosperity.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK