ABUJA – The National Planning Commission (NPC) will integrate 20 members of the academia to monitor and evaluate the Federal Government’s projects across the country in the next three weeks.
The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Suleiman, made this known when he received the Management of the University of Abuja was led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu in Abuja on Friday.
Suleiman, who said the members would be broken into seven teams, called for synergy between the commission and members of academia.
He said the partnership would ensure synergy and enhance credibility in the process of governance.
He recalled that a donor foundation requested the commission to nominate people for development and implementation of plan and project. [eap_ad_1] The minister said he appointed, among others, a member each from the University of Abuja and the University of Ilorin.
Suleiman, a former lecturer of the University of Abuja, also promised to sustain the synergy by including lecturers in the implementation of National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan.
He urged the management of the university to take advantage of centrality of the institution to access resources to transform the institution.
The minister said that the university lacked infrastructure development and equipment, thereby causing crisis in the institution.
He promised to support Adikwu in his vision to transform the university.
Suleiman urged Adikwu to revitalise various programme centres initiated by former Vice Chancellor, Nuhu Yakubu, to generate funds for the university.
“I also want you to fix post-graduate and distance learning programmes,’’ he said, while urging him to ensure appointment and promotion of staff based on performance.
Earlier, Adikwu said the visit was to congratulate the minister and also request for the commission’s support to update decaying infrastructure and equipment in the university. (NAN)