By Albert Akota
The Coalition of Civil Society (CSO) in collaboration with some international partners in its independent assessment and evaluation of projects, programmes of agencies of government in Nigeria have scored National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) performances in 2014 high.
Passing a vote of confidence in a press statement signed by the president, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams and Kristen Taylor Wright, Centre for Leadership and Democratic Study while presenting the report yesterday in Abuja said despite the international criticism of governance in Nigeria that some government agencies activities still shows that the government is performing.
The group said the 294 pages of report was base on the mandate, objective and scope of the three agencies and that also included in the report are quality and content impact of their activities on the Nigerian economy, an overview of their 2014 project and capacity building for the staff and management, procurement/ transparency index, servicom compliance and administrative uprightness.
“This exercise was carried out after various concerns from Nigeria on the level of under-performance of agencies of government under President Jonathan administration.”
It however, recommended that the CAC registration be digitalised to reduced business registration traffic while reducing the registration time to three hours and increased staff welfare package based on their productivity level.
It also called on Government to provide more funding for optimal operation to enhance effectiveness in the NEMA management approach saying the workforce in the agency be increased to reduced work load of staff.