Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has advised that recommendations made on study tours by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) be made available to government for improved developmental policies.
Dr. Uduaghan who gave the advised during a cocktail party organised by the State Government for participants of Course 34 of the Institute on study tour to Delta State, said such recommendations would assist the government in designing better developmental strategies.
He stated that the tour exposed participants to information and knowledge about the state adding that this would guide them in making recommendations on how best to improve on policies and strategies to ensure adequate security and massive developmentof the country.
“Please l will like to see the recommendations you make each time you come to the state on study tour, this will enable us as a state to gain more knowledge on how to formulate policies and strategies which will help us improve on our developmental strides.”
The governor noted that the institute has helped develop human resources in various fields in the country and advocated that short executive programmes be designed for the political class to prepare them for the odious task of governance.
“This Institute has been a place in Nigeria that has helped to develop human resources. I will not be surprise to see President Goodluck Jonathan here on a programme. Such programmes will help the political class a lot,” he said.
In a brief Remark, a participant of Course 34 at the Institute, Prof. A. Mobiye observed that Governor Uduaghan has a strategic mind which has geared him towards the development of the state.
“I think you have a strategic mind, this shows your commitment to building projects geared towards the development of the state,” he said.
He continued “We have every cause to appreciate you for this good work you are doing in Delta State. We have gone round and seen things for ourselves; we will leave the state with sweet memories.”
He appreciated Delta State government for the warm reception accorded the team on its one week study tour in the state and commended the governor for the progress he was making in his policy of creating a ‘State Beyond Oil’.
He promised Governor Uduaghan that the recommendations made on the study tour would be made available to him and invited him to the presentation of the report next week at the Institute in Jos .