Capacity Constraints Hindering Policy Implementation In Nigeria – Anyim-Ude

Channels Television  
Updated August 9, 2016

Nnanna-Anyium-UdeA Consultant with the Infrastructure Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Nnanna Anyim-Ude, has stressed the need for the government to address its capacity constraints to improve policy implementation in Nigeria.

Identifying Nigeria’s challenges in the area of policy implementation, he told Channels Television that “political office holders come up with different mandate and change in nomenclature of ministries because the framework in governance is weak”.

Pushing further his claims, he said: “You do not create a ministry without going through a congress. All ministries are established by Acts of Congress, but in Nigeria a President will be elected and he will create his own ministries after four years another President will come and create his own ministries.

“Check the advanced economies, they don’t do that”.

The Consultant further stated that all the changes had an effect on policy implementation.

Speaking as a guest on Sunrise Daily, Mr Ude identified two other issues affecting implementation of policies – poor governance framework and financing.

He said that the Summit Group was looking at ways of assisting the government in the area of implementation of policy and governance framework.