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As part of the effort to reposition NPC as a pacesetter organisation and improve service delivery, the need for a reform cannot be over emphasised. The reform had become necessary in view of the increasing role of the Commission in the economic management of Nigeria and the need for effective performance of its workforce. This will enable it transform into an enviable and result oriented organisation.
A major part of this process resulted in the creation of Social Development Department on 21st February, 2011. The Department consists of six (6) Divisions; Infrastructure, Governance, Security, Human Capital Development, Environment and Regional Development. The Division of Infrastructure was excised from the Social Development Department and made an autonomous Department on the 24th September 2012. The decision was part of the recommendations of the 2012 Senior Management Retreat held in Obudu.
To be an effective and efficient Department in the articulation of policies, programmes and projects that will ensure the proper development of the Nation's Infrastructure.
To liaise with the relevant MDAs in the articulation, coordination and implementation of policies, programmes and projects in the Infrastructure, Governance and Security sectors for sustainable economic growth and development.
The Department has two Divisions:
- Physical Infrastructure Division; and
- Security and Governance Division
The Physical Infrastructure Division deals with issues of Transportation (Roads, Rail, Waterways and Pipelines), Power and Communications, whereas the Security and Governance Division covers Internal and External Security; and Governance issues such as human rights, public service delivery, elections, Justice and Judiciary among others.
The Infrastructure Department is charged with the following responsibilities:
- Assist in the formulation of broad policies for Infrastructure and Security and Governance sectors.
- Undertake periodic review and appraisal of policies programmes and projects implemented in the sector;
- Set sectoral priorities (policies, programmes and projects) in collaboration with relevant MDAs in the sectors.
Development of a National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (2014-2043). The objectives of the Plan include the following;
- Achieving a coordinated approach to physical infrastructure.
- Strengthening of the linkages between infrastructure sectors and the national economy
- Harmonising and integration of the several, disparate, infrastructure plans
- Prioritisation of projects and programmes for implementation
- Promotion of private sector participation
- Strengthening of the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks
- Enhancing the performance and efficiency of the economy