Phillips Consulting, (pcl.), a consulting firm in Africa, has tasked Federal Ministry of Interior and other government agencies under it, to embrace talent development, technology and teamwork in order to deliver the federal government promise of taking 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2023.
The statement was made during the Ministry of Interior retreat in Osun State handled by pcl recently
During the retreat, the managing director of pcl., Robert Taiwo stated that only talent development, deployment of technology and teamwork among the staffers across the ministries and agencies of government could deliver President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise made in 2019.
According to him, “The retreat was designed to generate innovative strategies, policies and programmes for reforming Nigeria’s internal security agencies, thus enabling them to further address the challenge of insecurity in the country.”
Taiwo said, “There was significant focus on how the Ministry will execute the projects and programmes that will deliver the mandate”
Meanwhile, the chairman of the company, Funso Phillips in his paper, “The Case for Change and Impact on Human and Capital Development”, said, the key factors to drive performance within the public sector include adoption of innovative funding models to address the perennial challenge of insufficient funds.
Phillips said, “Digital transformation deployment will aid improved service delivery as well as improved systems for managing talent, which constitutes the core of the agencies’ delivery capacity.”
The Phillips Consulting managing director, who wrapped up the retreat as well as providing insights into strategic project failure said, “Government project fails due to the fact agencies of government focus on cost increment and scope creep”.
He explained the power of purpose and how it is important for the presidential mandate and its underlying rationale to be shared across all facets of the ministry and its supporting agencies. He clarified the need for urgency in a fast-changing world. He described the importance of governance, key performance indicators and identifying funding sources for the entire project lifecycle.
The entire leadership of the ministry led by the, Ogebeni Rauf Aregbesola, left the retreat with a set of strategically aligned plans that will deliver the presidential mandate in a collaborative and accelerated way.