Proper monitoring and evaluation of programmes have been regarded as a systematic recipe for regular feedback that helps track costs and result.
Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Oluwafemi Ogunbanwo, Esq, made this known during a workshop with the theme; ‘Monitoring and Evaluation for Programme Sustainability’ held in Abeokuta.
Ogunbanwo explained that government alone cannot provide all the needed finances and materials for the implementation of the programme, hence the need for collaboration with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other private sector becomes inevitable.
“It would be uncharitable for us to think that government can solely provide all the needed finance and materials, that is why there has been collaboration between the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other private sectors with the State government’’.
The Resource Person, Mrs. Nneka Ikejiani spoke extensively on the significance monitoring and evaluation provides to the success of a programme.
She noted that the non-availability of monitoring and evaluation would hamper the effectiveness and purpose a programme was designed to achieve, adding that it was imperative for event organizers and policy makers to ensure that robust monitoring and evaluation machinery were put in place before and during every programme.
In her remark, the State Operations Officer, Mrs. Mopelola Osolukoya appreciated the Action Health Incorporated (AHI) for its partnership and unflinching support for the State government, assuring of government continuous collaboration with the organisation.
In her submission, the Executive Director, AHI Mrs. Adenike Esiet said her organisation was proud to identify with the several people friendly policies of the State government, particularly the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, which caters for wellbeing of school children.
Present at the workshop included; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr. Olumide Sotubo and Special Assistant to the Governor in the Ministry, Mr. Adewale Aka.