Nigeria: World Bank trains 70 Delta Govt Officials on Financial Management

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The State Employment and Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR ) project, which is sponsored by the World Bank and EU, has trained 70 Delta Government officials on prudent management of resources.
The State Coordinator of SEEFOR, Mr Benson Ojoko, disclosed this on Sunday.
Ojoko said that the training was done in conjunction with the state government.
He said that the civil servants made up Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Research and Planning were chosen from the core ministries, department and agencies of the state to participate in the training.‎
He said that the training was aimed at building the capacity of the government officials, who played vital roles in implementing government policies and programmes.
Ojoko said that the training being carried out under the Public Financial Reform Component of SEEFOR project was aimed at building capacity towards sustainable development of the state.
The coordinator said that the training, which was centred on Medium Term Sector Strategies (MTSS), was in line with the state government’s development agenda.
He explained that MTSS strategies were aimed at improving healthcare and infrastructure as well as ensuring the wellbeing of the people of the state.
“MTSS is a tool for effectively translating government policies and programmes into concrete programme which will ultimately impact on the people.
“It also helps in ensuring proper planning especially as it relates to making provision for existing government projects or investments during budget process.‎
“MTSS helps to address the menace of abandoned projects because it is implemented under a multi-year budget framework,’’ he said.
The coordinator said that the second phase of the exercise, which would focus on procurement reform and integrated financial management information system, would be held in two weeks’ time.

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