DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, RESEARCH & STATISTICS

KIKA, H. T. (HEAD)

The Department has responsibility to:

Guide the Commission in the formulation of Policies on short, medium and long term plans, programmes and schemes for the development of the oil producing areas of the State.

• Co-ordinate the inputs of all Departments in the preparation of development plans, programmes and annual capital budget estimates of the Commission.

STRUCTURE: The Department is constituted as follows: 

(i) Planning Division

(ii) Research Division

(iii) Statistics Division

(iv) Tenders Board Secretariat/Contractor’s Registration Section.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

• Co-ordinate, collate and produce the Commission’s short, medium   and long term plans, programmes and schemes in line with guidelines and framework set or issued by the Ministry of Economic Planning of Delta State.

• Liaise with the State Planning Office, Ministry of Niger Delta and Niger Delta Development Commission on regular basis to ensure that projects/programmes earmarked for implementation in Oil Producing areas of the State including those of DESOPADEC are not duplicated in annual budgets. 

• Forwarding of the Commission’s annual draft plans to the State Planning office for vetting and inclusion of same in the State Annual Development Budget Planning/Analysis. 

• Monitoring and evaluation of plan implementation and production of Status Report on Projects.

• Serve as Secretariat to the Commission’s Tenders Board(s).

OTHER FUNCTIONS

• Research into sectors within the Commission’s mandate or areas of intervention in Oil Producing areas of the State.

• Research into internal operational modalities of the Commission.

• Setting and monitoring of performance and efficiency targets of the various Departments, sub-divisions and staff of the Commission.

• Cost tackling and expenditure control.

• Management of Commission’s records and Information Centre.

• Drive the development of ICT and computerization of the operation of the Commission.