By Ignatius Ushie
In line with the government desire to improve the service delivery with the purpose of aligning the Key performers Indicators (KPI) with current economic trends, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Peter Tarfa has stressed the need for a review of the Ministry’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI). This was contained in a statement from the Head of Press in the Ministry and made available to PeakNews in Abuja.
According to the statement, The review is for the purpose of aligning the KPI with current economic trends, as well as with the mandate of the Ministry. Dr. Peter Tarfa stated this as he flagged off a two-day Technical Retreat on Key Performance Indicators, and Monitoring and Evaluation for Heads of Departments in the Ministry.
According to him, “the essence of the programme is to identify, revalidate and review our KPIs that have been in existence for a long time, and add new ones in order to align them with current economic trend and most especially, the mandate, vision and mission of the Ministry. The Permanent Secretary emphasised that a review of the projects/programmes of the Labour sector, and the resultant alignment with the core mandate, would enable “effective planning, costing, funding and implementation of activities linking various Key Result Areas of the sector.” He said.
According to Tarfa, “the Labour sector played an important role in the last National Plan, Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020), hence there is a need to align our sector programmes and projects with the New Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2020-2025 by bringing in innovations and activating our various Key Result Areas in line with our Departments’ and Agencies’ core mandate.”
Earlier, Director Overseeing the Department of Policies, Analysis, Research and Statistics (PARS) in the Ministry, Adam’s, M. B, noted that the Retreat would afford Departments/Agencies the opportunity to brainstorm to “come out with their departmental KPI that are measurable for easy evaluation and policy-making.” He opined.