Ministerial briefing: List accomplishments with challenges, group urges MDAs 

A leading pro-democracy group, Kwara Must Change, has urged heads of Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDA) that may be releasing their achievements ahead of the Democracy Day anniversary to list their accomplishments along with the existing challenges within their ministries.

Kwara Must Change said feeding the public with their achievements without telling them about the existing challenges amount to half information.

In a statement by the convener of Kwara Must Change, Abdulrazaq Hamzat, the group said government must continue to deploy better means of engaging the public and providing broader information that may assist the public to make informed input that will be a great service to the people.

Hamzat said: “In coming weeks, the current administration will clock one year in office and as the usual practice, each of the MDAs, through their heads will reel out achievements in office within the year and this has been a part of our culture.

“However, when listing achievements for this year, it is also important to list challenges existing within the MDAs that needs to be addressed, so that both achievements and challenges are looked at as a single issue rather than limiting the year’s achievement to just the accomplishments”. 

Hamzat said focusing on the accomplishments alone is half information as it limits understanding of the broader picture and Nigerians need to set a better standard.

He added that it is essential to present a comprehensive picture by highlighting both achievements and challenges. 

This approach, he stated further, provides a more accurate and nuanced understanding of the MDA’s progress and the sector’s status. 

“By acknowledging existing challenges, the administration demonstrates accountability, transparency, and a commitment to continuous improvement,” he said.