Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday attributed the myriad of challenges bedevilling the nation to the dearth of efficient coverage implementation.
He additionally expressed fear that solely a fraction of insurance policies developed at numerous ranges are carried out, including that lots of them are both jettisoned or abysmally carried out.
Lalong disclosed this on the inauguration of Senior Government Course 43 of the Nationwide Institute for Coverage and Strategic Research Kuru, Jos South LGA of the State.
“It’s an incontestable undeniable fact that over time in Nigeria, quite a few sensible insurance policies have been formulated in several sectors and by completely different administrations.
“Nonetheless, the paradox is that solely a fraction of those quite a few insurance policies are carried out with lots of them both jettisoned, abysmally carried out or left to collect mud within the shelf.
The Governor stated that lack of implementation has led to lots of distortions within the means of nation-building, as many insurance policies need to be re-casted another time, carried out half-way or are totally deserted.
“Within the course of, the nation incurs monumental losses by way of wasted sources, manpower and worthwhile time”, he lamented.
”Corruption, lack of continuity in authorities insurance policies, insufficient human and materials sources, poor management programme, sectionalism and ethnic biases and lack of political will are a few of the causes attributed to the dearth of efficient coverage implementation in Nigeria.
“Such causes can on no account justify the large sources which might be wasted and the attendant penalties to the nation”, he defined.
“As we speak, a few of the challenges we face starting from insecurity, poverty, illiteracy, local weather change, poor transportation, insufficient infrastructure, abuse of energy, distrust and intolerance, lack of adherence to rule of legislation amongst others may be traced to the shortcoming to implement insurance policies enunciated at numerous instances”, he decried.
He stated within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, there have been insurance policies to manage the nation’s forests and its sources the place the areas had Ministries of Forestry solely dedicated to managing the endowments.
“Alongside the road, we misplaced observe and scrapped them such that immediately, we not have such Ministries to give attention to lots of our huge forests.
The result’s that they’ve develop into ungoverned areas the place criminals are utilizing as hideouts to terrorize the folks. The identical story is replicated in numerous sectors of the economic system”, he additional lamented.
Lalong, nonetheless, stated, “For us to vary this trajectory and get issues achieved, we should make a radical shift the place insurance policies with timelines will probably be faithfully adhered to, regardless of who’s in cost.
“Nationwide aspirations shouldn’t be subjected to political, ethnic or spiritual biases that find yourself impoverishing all of us.
“We should have a look at the bigger image in implementing insurance policies that affect the lives of our folks immediately and sooner or later. Examples are everywhere in the world for us to be taught from”, the Governor defined.