Wednesday May 18, 2022

Pursuant to its determination to sustain the momentum in the strides achieved during the first year of the Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2013 – 2017, the Board and Management of USPF took a break in December 2014 from the office environment to conduct a strategic retreat.

It was an opportunity to review its scorecard in the first 20 months of SMP 2013 – 2017 and to agree on action points for the next implementation period within the context of global trends in Universal Access and Universal Service. In line with the theme of the retreat “Sustaining the Vision”, the Board and Management affirmed the validity of current projects and identified opportunities that could provide additional impetus for higher performance in the coming years.

A pertinent issue that became glaring during the retreat was that, unlike in several countries where it had been reported that Universal Access (UA) Funds were accumulating, the USPF had been able to optimally utilise available UA Fund in Nigeria.

At the end of the programme, both the Board and Management were in no doubt that the standards set by the giant strides of the first year had further raised the expectations of stakeholders.

The retreat was facilitated by Messrs KPMG Professional Services and attended by USAID/GBI official.