NCDMB Emerges Third Most Transparent, Efficient MDA in Nigeria

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       …Also Ranked ‘Most Improved MDA in Nigeria’

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, has emergy the third most transparent and efficient Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDA, in Nigeria.

The Board which was also named the “Most Improved MDA in Nigeria” clinched the position with a total scored of 81.21 per cent to emerge third out of 54 MDAs.

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, in its 2020 Compliance Mid-Year Report on Ease of Doing Business – Executive Order 001, disclosed that NCDMB moved from 16th to third with three years.

The report noted that the board ranked fifth in the efficiency report with 77 per cent and eight in the transparency report with 90.5 percent.

PEBEC explained that NCDMB which had ranked 27 as at December, 2019, leaped within the first six months of 2020 to emerge the third most improved government agency in the country.

“The overall performance of MDAs for a given review period is determined by a combination of their weighted scores on the efficiency and transparency directives put at 70 percent and 30 percent, respectively.

“The top-performing MDAs differentiate themselves through a balanced performance on both the efficiency and transparency scales, which cover the three cross-cutting directives; default approval, one government, and transparency,” it said.

The report stated that the PEBEC was established in July 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari to remove bureaucratic constraints to doing business in Nigeria and make the country a progressively easier place to start and grow a business.

It noted that the council is an inter-governmental and inter-ministerial one, which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and comprises 13 ministers, the head of the civil service of the federation, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, representatives of state governments, the National Assembly, the judiciary and the private sector.

By Peace Obi

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