As part of the federal government’s measures to exploring ways of collaboration on national social welfare policies and to establish mutually beneficial relations with development partners, a technical meeting that will engender national development was held in Abuja.
The one-day meeting with development partners which was organized by the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Social Development, was to reflect on the achievements in social development sector, identify challenges as well as prospects.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP SUNDAY, the Special Adviser to the President on Social Development, Mrs. Sarah Pane said there was need to strengthen networking between the federal government and development partners to ensure social development actions that will impact positively on the people and the community.
Mrs. Pane, who is also the special adviser to the president on special duties, further stressed the need to synergize efforts of the different players in the social development sector and to have a holistic view of the impact and challenges of the various development programmes on the target population in Nigeria.
At the event, analysis of the social development programmes in Nigeria from 1999 to date and some of the achievements of the office, and experiences of other countries were shared with participants.