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EU spends €20m on Nigeria reforms

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The European Union (EU) Support to the Federal Government Reform Programme (EU-SUFEGOR) has spent €20million on varieties of reforms, including taxation and budgeting, to deepen good governance in Nigeria.

The Team Leader of the EU-SUFEGOR, Professor Olaseni Akintola-Bello, said this yesterday in Abuja at the formal winding-up of the five-year project.

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According to him, the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) among other policies are positive developments the country must strengthen and consolidate with others policies and strategies.

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He said the project was mostly implemented with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP), Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHoCSF), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) under varieties of sub-projects.

The Head of Section, Economic Cooperation and Energy, EU, Ms. Nadia Cannata, said the project has achieved high-level policy meeting on effective policy monitoring and evaluation for the development of a policy framework checklist.

The Acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki Arabi, represented by Head, Internal Audit of the bureau, Mr. Fola Ibn Aliu, said part of the achievement of the project was the production of an up-to-date compendium of Public Service Reforms for easy references for policy makers, apart from trainings and capacity building for over 600 public service officials.

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