The FEC held its last meeting for 2013 on Wednesday.
The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) on Wednesday ended its 2013 session after reviewing the macro-economic performance of all its ministries, departments and agencies (MDA).
Addressing the State House correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, identified 2013 as “a very productive year” for the present administration.
He said the council deliberated on the annual performance report for 2012 to 2013, adding that the country recorded solid achievements in the outgoing year.
Mr. Maku noted that 32 new roads and 10 power plants were completed while railway services had been restored.
“Today’s council, which is the last for the year, deliberated on quite a number of national issues.
“The major report today in Council which we discussed, was the annual performance report for 2012/ 2013.
“This report which was put together by the National Planning Commission (NPC) featured the macro-economic performance of this administration in the 2012 as well as the performance of social services measured by the key performance indicators that the various MDAs signed with the President,” he said.
He said the performances of the MDAs which was being verified by the NPC, would be deliberated upon by the FEC and later presented to the public in 2014.
“In the course of the year, the MDAs presented their achievements. Those achievements were forwarded to the National Planning Commission (NPC) to further undertake verification of the claims by ministers,” Mr. Maku said.
“This is in order to come out with a final performance report which will be released to the public indicating specifically what government has achieved in each sector of the national economy and social life.
“The NPC presented a draft report to Council for discussion, the report was extensively discussed. And we looked at all areas of performance including the macro economic growth, the performance of all the key real sectors
‘’The draft was approved for further work by the NPC and each MDA is going to make observations on the report and then forwarded to NPC.
“They will work with experts and then issue a final outcome which will represent the achievements of the government between 2012 and 2013. And that will be made available to the public sometimes early next year,” he added.
He said the Council appreciated the general support and cooperation received from Nigerians throughout the out-going year.
“As I said, this is the last Council for the year and so, members of the Council, drawing from what has gone on in the year expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support.
“As Ministers, we never really can’t do anything without public support.
“Council today generally appreciated the public’s support and cooperation we have received as members of government from all Nigerians. And we also reassured our commitment to continue to serve and improve on our performances as well as service delivery,” he said.
The minister reassured that the council would continue to do its best in the coming years to enable all Nigerians to benefit more from the dividends of democracy.
While wishing Nigerians merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, Mr. Maku urged them to abide by traffic rules and regulations during and after the yuletide.
He announced that the FEC would reconvene in January.