Reforms Have Yielded Results – FG

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The Federal Government said, yesterday, that its reforms in critical institutions of governance were yielding positive results.

The FG cited the sectors that have witnessed transformation to include the electoral system, power, agriculture and the ports. Others include rail transport, pensions and the rule of law.

Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah, disclosed this at the inauguration of the 24-man steering committee on Public Service Reforms by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim.

Abah said that in the transport sector, trains were back and for the first time in 30 years, 30,000 passengers had been moved in two months.

He also said over 200 communities were now connected by rail, while one million litres of fuel are now being moved daily by rail.

Abah further stated that the reforms had resulted in airports being refurbished for the first time in decades; NAFDAC laboratories getting accredited in line with the highest international standards and improved stability of electricity supply in the country.

He further stated that fertilizer fraud had been drastically reduced and more than 1,664 kilometres key roads rehabilitated.

Abah, who is also the secretary of the committee, said the mandate of the committee includes providing technical leadership for reforms at the level of planning, design and implementation; initiating action on reform at different levels; monitoring, evaluating and implementing of the reforms for impact and effectiveness among others.

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