Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
The federal government has underscored the need for officials at all levels to imbibe the culture of efficient utilisation of government’s resources in a more productive manner
The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo, gave the admonition, yesterday, when a delegation from the Ministry of Finance, Nasarawa State, came on study tour to the Federal Ministry of Finance, a statement issued by the Director (Press & Public Relations), Mr. Stephen Kilebi stated.
Receiving the delegation led by Dr. Agot James, the Permanent Secretary said governments at all levels were faced with the challenge of lean economic resources whereas the needs of the citizenry were on the increase.
He stated that this necessitated the establishment of the Efficiency Unit by the federal government to reduce wastages, block leakages and cut costs in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Udo said a purpose-driven economy must harness all economic building tools to achieve its aim, adding that these tools must be adequately engaged and utilised efficiently so as to achieve the desired outcome of the economy.
Udo, stated that the quest to make the dream come through resulted in the establishment of the Efficiency Unit at the federal level, with the view to harness all that the government has and prudently manage them to have a robust economy.
He urged government officers at all levels to imbibe the culture of efficiency by spending government resources in a more productive manner.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation from Nasarawa State on the study tour, James said the purpose of their visit was to learn from the operation of the efficiency unit at the federal level for implementation in Nasarawa State.