Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh has inaugurated the Project Coordination Unit, PCU of the ministry for effective implementation of Development Partner funded projects.

Headed by Dr. Aisha Mohammed-Ndayako, the PCU is to coordinate and supervise all development partner funded projects and support programmes; review oncoming projects and ensure alignment with the Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP) and Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP); review recently closed projects; prepare and negotiate pipeline projects; participate in the supervisory missions of projects; perform any function relating to development partners in the ministry and to perform duties assigned by the Permanent Secretary.

Ogbeh charged the PCU members drawn from key departments of the ministry, to utilise their expertise and help reduce project costs and maximise results.

Speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Bukar Hassan to whom the PCU reports, said the unit will enhance accountability and effective management of Development Partner funded projects.