The Ogun State government has created a delivery unit to serve as a platform for effective tracking and coordination of government priority initiatives.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the unit, Mr Lekan Onamusi, at an interactive session with journalists in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, that the unit was established by the governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun, with the responsibility of being in charge of all government initiatives, economic programmes and projects.
Onamusi, a well experienced financial expert noted that the unit is expected to design, develop and implement frameworks around needed project goals and objectives and to harness the activities of all project stakeholders from inception through planning execution and delivery.
He explained that the GDU is the third eye for each of the Ministries, Department and Agencies while adding that the unit would be developing a management information dashboard to take account of all programmes and initiatives.
He said, “The Government Delivery Unit is to engage and collaborate with MDAs and stakeholders in ensuring transparency, accountability, resource control, control resolution, quality assurance and due process, in order to improve the success rates of state government projects and initiatives.”
“The immediate focus of the Unit, therefore, is established on developing and implementing works using templates and models to unblock delivery obstacles, track process/delivery efficiency, and manage leakages with the sole aim of delivering dividends of good governance to the people of the state with utmost efficiency.
“The Office of the Government Delivery Unit is about waste control, the Government Delivery Office is about leakage control and management, it promotes accountability, transparency across the value chain. Ogun State in its drive for massive growth and development has had a number of investments in infrastructure, improvements in ease of doing business and effective financial management to block leakages and we must sustain that.
“We will plan our work around the ISEYA – (Infrastructural Development, Social and Wellbeing, Education, Youth Empowerment, Agriculture and Food Security). The reason why we would do that is that we want to be sure that we are reaching each and every expected departmental pillar.
“We don’t want to over-concentrate on infrastructure at the detriment of youth development, and education, if we go in line with the projects, we would be able to do justice to the intentions of his Excellency.”
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