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  •  The Borno Government is committed to the Open Government Partnership OGP to strengthen accountability transparency and citizens participation in governance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Barack Obama launched the OGP a multilateral initiative that empowers citizens and encourages governments to be open and responsive in 2011 at the UN General Assembly meeting Alhaji Bum Munguno Executive Secretary Agency for Coordination of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Response made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday Munguno who led the state delegation on a learning visit to Kaduna State told NAN that subscribing to the OGP was very crucial for the state rebuilding efforts after years of insurgency by Boko Haram NAN reports that OGP is a platform where government and citizens co create and implement policies and programmes together in an accountable and transparent manner to serve the citizens better Signing onto the OGP is very critical for us because you cannot preach and practice good governance without the voice of the people However the voice of the people can only be captured when you have open governance We have seen OGP in practice in Kaduna state and we want to key in to change our approach to governance The OGP principle of co creation and co implementation of programmes by the government and the citizens will significantly catch the aspiration and voices of the people in Borno This will entrench the needed citizens participation in the governance process in the state he said Munguno who noted government was about the people said that the delegation would go back and initiate the process of joining the global platform to improve the governance in the state The executive secretary also said that he was fascinated by the Kaduna State Eyes and Eyes project a digital platform where citizens and government monitor and evaluate delivery of government projects This also stood out for me because it will keep implementation of activities on track due to the close monitoring and evaluation by both the government and the citizens It will also entrench accountability transparency and delivery of quality services to the people he said Munguno explained that the learning visit was very important for a state that was coming out of a 15 year insurgency being perpetrated by Boko Haram We are now recovering and rebuilding and so we are going to places where we think we can learn a few things to help our rebuilding process We are in Kaduna State because the state has implemented a number of successful reforms that we can learn from Also very fundamental to the visit is to the ongoing implementation of the Borno State 25 Development Plan The plan has made a provision for a Delivery Support Unit to support the implementation of the plan and so we felt we will learn good governance practices accountability and other reforms from Kaduna state Also speaking Mr Bashir Mohammed Permanent Secretary Planning and Budget Commission who facilitated the learning process told NAN that a lot of states have been coming to learn from the Kaduna example Mohammed who described Kaduna State as a model of good governance and best practices attributed the milestones to the good will of Gov Nasir El Rufai in driving the state Revitalisation and Renewal Project Earlier Mr Adejor Abel State Lead Facilitator Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL said that the governance programme would continue to bring citizens and government together to plan and implement citizens oriented programmes together www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Borno Govt committed to improving fiscal transparency, citizens engagement – Official
     The Borno Government is committed to the Open Government Partnership OGP to strengthen accountability transparency and citizens participation in governance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Barack Obama launched the OGP a multilateral initiative that empowers citizens and encourages governments to be open and responsive in 2011 at the UN General Assembly meeting Alhaji Bum Munguno Executive Secretary Agency for Coordination of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Response made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday Munguno who led the state delegation on a learning visit to Kaduna State told NAN that subscribing to the OGP was very crucial for the state rebuilding efforts after years of insurgency by Boko Haram NAN reports that OGP is a platform where government and citizens co create and implement policies and programmes together in an accountable and transparent manner to serve the citizens better Signing onto the OGP is very critical for us because you cannot preach and practice good governance without the voice of the people However the voice of the people can only be captured when you have open governance We have seen OGP in practice in Kaduna state and we want to key in to change our approach to governance The OGP principle of co creation and co implementation of programmes by the government and the citizens will significantly catch the aspiration and voices of the people in Borno This will entrench the needed citizens participation in the governance process in the state he said Munguno who noted government was about the people said that the delegation would go back and initiate the process of joining the global platform to improve the governance in the state The executive secretary also said that he was fascinated by the Kaduna State Eyes and Eyes project a digital platform where citizens and government monitor and evaluate delivery of government projects This also stood out for me because it will keep implementation of activities on track due to the close monitoring and evaluation by both the government and the citizens It will also entrench accountability transparency and delivery of quality services to the people he said Munguno explained that the learning visit was very important for a state that was coming out of a 15 year insurgency being perpetrated by Boko Haram We are now recovering and rebuilding and so we are going to places where we think we can learn a few things to help our rebuilding process We are in Kaduna State because the state has implemented a number of successful reforms that we can learn from Also very fundamental to the visit is to the ongoing implementation of the Borno State 25 Development Plan The plan has made a provision for a Delivery Support Unit to support the implementation of the plan and so we felt we will learn good governance practices accountability and other reforms from Kaduna state Also speaking Mr Bashir Mohammed Permanent Secretary Planning and Budget Commission who facilitated the learning process told NAN that a lot of states have been coming to learn from the Kaduna example Mohammed who described Kaduna State as a model of good governance and best practices attributed the milestones to the good will of Gov Nasir El Rufai in driving the state Revitalisation and Renewal Project Earlier Mr Adejor Abel State Lead Facilitator Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL said that the governance programme would continue to bring citizens and government together to plan and implement citizens oriented programmes together www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Borno Govt committed to improving fiscal transparency, citizens engagement – Official
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    Borno Govt committed to improving fiscal transparency, citizens engagement – Official

    The Borno Government is committed to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), to strengthen accountability, transparency, and citizens’ participation in governance.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Barack Obama launched the OGP, a multilateral initiative that empowers citizens and encourages governments to be open and responsive in 2011 at the UN General Assembly meeting.

    Alhaji Bum Munguno, Executive Secretary, Agency for Coordination of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Response, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday.

    Munguno, who led the state delegation on a learning visit to Kaduna State, told NAN that subscribing to the OGP was very crucial for the state rebuilding efforts, after years of insurgency by Boko Haram.

    NAN reports that OGP is a platform where government and citizens co-create and implement policies and programmes together in an accountable and transparent manner to serve the citizens better.

    “Signing onto the OGP is very critical for us because you cannot preach and practice good governance without the voice of the people.

    “However, the voice of the people can only be captured when you have open governance.

    We have seen OGP in practice in Kaduna state and we want to key-in to change our approach to governance.

    “The OGP principle of co-creation and co-implementation of programmes by the government and the citizens will significantly catch the aspiration and voices of the people in Borno.

    “This will entrench the needed citizens’ participation in the governance process in the state,” he said.

    Munguno, who noted government was about the people, said that the delegation would go back and initiate the process of joining the global platform to improve the governance in the state.

    The executive secretary also said that he was fascinated by the Kaduna State Eyes and Eyes project, a digital platform where citizens and government monitor and evaluate delivery of government projects.

    “This also stood out for me because it will keep implementation of activities on track due to the close monitoring and evaluation by both the government and the citizens.

    “It will also entrench accountability, transparency and delivery of quality services to the people,” he said.

    Munguno explained that the learning visit was very important for a state that was coming out of a 15-year insurgency being perpetrated by Boko Haram.

    “We are now recovering and rebuilding and so we are going to places where we think we can learn a few things to help our rebuilding process.

    “We are in Kaduna State because the state has implemented a number of successful reforms that we can learn from.

    “Also, very fundamental to the visit is to the ongoing implementation of the Borno State 25 Development Plan. “The plan has made a provision for a Delivery Support Unit to support the implementation of the plan and so we felt we will learn good governance practices, accountability and other reforms from Kaduna state.

    “ Also speaking, Mr Bashir Mohammed, Permanent Secretary Planning and Budget Commission, who facilitated the learning process told NAN that a lot of states have been coming to learn from the Kaduna example.

    Mohammed, who described Kaduna State as a model of “good governance and best practices”, attributed the milestones to the good will of Gov. Nasir El-Rufai in driving the state Revitalisation and Renewal Project.

    Earlier, Mr Adejor Abel, State Lead Facilitator, Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), said that the governance programme would continue to bring citizens and government together, to plan and implement citizens-oriented programmes together.

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  •  A group Coalition of Social Protection Civil Society Organisations CSOs and Partners has unveiled a Social Protection Advocacy to fast track poverty eradication campaign in Kaduna State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is a national coalition of CSOs advocating for increased media coverage of social protection programme in the country The campaign tagged Social Protection to End Poverty SP2EP2023 is being implemented in collaboration with the Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition KADSPAC Chairperson of KADSPAC Jessica Bartholomew said the exercise was an initiative of the National Social Protection Forum NSPF being implemented in Jigawa Kaduna Kano Zamfara among others She said the group was an umbrella body of CSOs media and development organisations working towards promoting transparency and accountability in Social Protection SP programmes She noted that social protection programme has been a critical development instrument in the country in the past 10 years noting that it had potentials to lift individuals and households from extreme poverty build resilience against shocks stress and disasters such as flood drought and pandemics She however identified lack of adequate funding legislation and fragmentation of interventions as some of the obstacles militating against effective implementation of the programme towards improving the social and economic status of the poor and vulnerable According to her the campaign is designed to secure continued commitment of governments and political candidates to facilitate sustainable investment in the social protection programmes to raise the living standard of the vulnerable population She said the SP2EP2023 campaign will ensure functional and coordinated system for health education and employment for all The campaign will address issues of poverty gender and social inclusion for children persons with disability senior citizens and other marginalised groups in the society It aim to create awareness among Nigerians on benefits of social protection and encourage them to demand for it to ensure a resilient society through inclusive governance and efficient interventions It is also to strengthen the capacity of the electorates to demand for social protection services as a right in the 2023 general elections as well as support CSOs and citizens to hold winners of the elections accountable to their campaign promises on social protection Also speaking Mr Philip Yatai Co chair Open Government Partnership OGP Technical Working Group TWG said Gov Nasir El Rrufai s administration accorded pririoty to social protection programme adding that the government was working through the OGP TWG to enhance access to intervention at the grassroots He said the campaign was critical towards reducing the number of people living below poverty line through increased access to intervention According to him only 3 7 per cent of the population of the state has been covered under the programme while unemployment rate stands at 43 3 per cent One of the participants Malam Muhammad Sabo called for measures to compel wealthy individuals to give out Zakkat Alms in accordance with Islamic teachings He also advocated skill acquisition programmes for youth and women adding that the measure would enhance implementation of the social protection programme NAN reports that the event was attended by representatives of development organisations CSOs gubernatorial candidates community leaders People Living with Disabilities among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Coalition unveils social protection campaign to end poverty in Kaduna State
     A group Coalition of Social Protection Civil Society Organisations CSOs and Partners has unveiled a Social Protection Advocacy to fast track poverty eradication campaign in Kaduna State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is a national coalition of CSOs advocating for increased media coverage of social protection programme in the country The campaign tagged Social Protection to End Poverty SP2EP2023 is being implemented in collaboration with the Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition KADSPAC Chairperson of KADSPAC Jessica Bartholomew said the exercise was an initiative of the National Social Protection Forum NSPF being implemented in Jigawa Kaduna Kano Zamfara among others She said the group was an umbrella body of CSOs media and development organisations working towards promoting transparency and accountability in Social Protection SP programmes She noted that social protection programme has been a critical development instrument in the country in the past 10 years noting that it had potentials to lift individuals and households from extreme poverty build resilience against shocks stress and disasters such as flood drought and pandemics She however identified lack of adequate funding legislation and fragmentation of interventions as some of the obstacles militating against effective implementation of the programme towards improving the social and economic status of the poor and vulnerable According to her the campaign is designed to secure continued commitment of governments and political candidates to facilitate sustainable investment in the social protection programmes to raise the living standard of the vulnerable population She said the SP2EP2023 campaign will ensure functional and coordinated system for health education and employment for all The campaign will address issues of poverty gender and social inclusion for children persons with disability senior citizens and other marginalised groups in the society It aim to create awareness among Nigerians on benefits of social protection and encourage them to demand for it to ensure a resilient society through inclusive governance and efficient interventions It is also to strengthen the capacity of the electorates to demand for social protection services as a right in the 2023 general elections as well as support CSOs and citizens to hold winners of the elections accountable to their campaign promises on social protection Also speaking Mr Philip Yatai Co chair Open Government Partnership OGP Technical Working Group TWG said Gov Nasir El Rrufai s administration accorded pririoty to social protection programme adding that the government was working through the OGP TWG to enhance access to intervention at the grassroots He said the campaign was critical towards reducing the number of people living below poverty line through increased access to intervention According to him only 3 7 per cent of the population of the state has been covered under the programme while unemployment rate stands at 43 3 per cent One of the participants Malam Muhammad Sabo called for measures to compel wealthy individuals to give out Zakkat Alms in accordance with Islamic teachings He also advocated skill acquisition programmes for youth and women adding that the measure would enhance implementation of the social protection programme NAN reports that the event was attended by representatives of development organisations CSOs gubernatorial candidates community leaders People Living with Disabilities among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Coalition unveils social protection campaign to end poverty in Kaduna State
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    Coalition unveils social protection campaign to end poverty in Kaduna State

    A group, Coalition of Social Protection Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Partners has unveiled a Social Protection Advocacy to fast track poverty eradication campaign in Kaduna State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group is a national coalition of CSOs advocating for increased media coverage of social protection programme in the country.

    The campaign tagged: ‘Social Protection to End Poverty (#SP2EP2023) is being implemented in collaboration with the Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC).

    Chairperson of KADSPAC, Jessica Bartholomew said the exercise was an initiative of the National Social Protection Forum (NSPF) being implemented in Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, among others.

    She said the group was an umbrella body of CSOs, media and development organisations working towards promoting transparency and accountability in Social Protection (SP) programmes.

    She noted that social protection programme has been a critical development instrument in the country in the past 10 years, noting that it had potentials to lift individuals and households from extreme poverty, build resilience against shocks, stress and disasters such as flood, drought and pandemics.

    She, however, identified lack of adequate funding, legislation and fragmentation of interventions as some of the obstacles militating against effective implementation of the programme towards improving the social and economic status of the poor and vulnerable.

    According to her, the campaign is designed to secure continued commitment of governments and political candidates to facilitate sustainable investment in the social protection programmes to raise the living standard of the vulnerable population.

    She said, “the #SP2EP2023 campaign will ensure functional and coordinated system for health, education and employment for all.

    “The campaign will address issues of poverty, gender and social inclusion for children, persons with disability, senior citizens and other marginalised groups in the society.

    “It aim to create awareness among Nigerians on benefits of social protection, and encourage them to demand for it to ensure a resilient society through inclusive governance and efficient interventions.

    “It is also to strengthen the capacity of the electorates to demand for social protection services as a right in the 2023 general elections as well as support CSOs and citizens to hold winners of the elections accountable to their campaign promises on social protection”.

    Also speaking, Mr Philip Yatai, Co-chair, Open Government Partnership (OGP) Technical Working Group (TWG), said Gov. Nasir El-Rrufai’s administration accorded pririoty to social protection programme, adding that the government was working through the OGP-TWG to enhance access to intervention at the grassroots.

    He said the campaign was critical towards reducing the number of people living below poverty line through increased access to intervention.

    According to him, only 3.7 per cent of the population of the state has been covered under the programme, while unemployment rate stands at 43.3 per cent.

    One of the participants,  Malam Muhammad Sabo called for measures to compel wealthy individuals to give out  Zakkat (Alms) in accordance with Islamic teachings.

    He also advocated skill acquisition programmes for youth and women, adding that the measure would enhance implementation of the social protection programme.

    NAN reports that the event was attended by representatives of development organisations, CSOs, gubernatorial candidates, community leaders, People Living with Disabilities, among others.


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  •  Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition KADSPAC an NGO has appealed to Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs in Kaduna to improve the outcomes and performance for Social Protection SP through budgetry allocations KADSPAC a coalition of civil society and media works in strengthening transparency and accountability in the delivery of inclusive SP The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the Kaduna Government had in 2021 launched the SP policy to address the vulnerability of the poorest residents by mitigating their social and economic shocks The Chairperson of KADSPAC Jessica Bartholomew made the appeal at a one day event on dissemination of budget performance for 20212022 through the Open Government Partnership OGP on Thursday in Kaduna The theme of the event was Expanding investments in the SP sector to address multidimensional poverty among residents of Kaduna state She said a systematic approach to the delivery of SP intervention were social assistance social insurance labour market intervention social care and legislation regulations and institutional framework She explained that if the MDAs improve on their budgetry allocations on SP it would accelerate steps towards fulfilling government commitment to give the poor and vulnerable in the state a life of dignity Bartholomew said lack of MDAs improvement on their budgetry allocations for SP constituted serious challenges in achieving the dream of supporting the poor and vulnerable to live productive fulfilling and dignifying lives She appealed to the MDAs to oblige and timely release requested information to aid tracking of funds meant for SP Mr Yusuf Goje KADSPAC s Assistant Secretary said in line with their mandate of championing transparency and accountability in the delivery of SP interventions they embarked on budget tracking activities across the relevant MDAs in Kaduna state He explained that the budget tracking was to identify blockage and gaps in the financing of SP interventions and engage in advocacy activities to strengthen it Goje said the population of Kaduna State which was about 10 million where 49 9 per cent lived below 1 9 dollar per day and 44 3 per cent of unemployment rate was disturbing He further said 43 per cent poverty rate and 654 990 out of school children in the state clearly showed redirection where resources were needed He noted that for 2021 percentage of cash backed budget allocation was low and that some MDAs SP budget line items were not allocated any budget He said it was a setback and needed revisiting to ensure the citizens felt the impacts of SP for overall well being of the state Also Saudat Atoyebi the Kaduna State Focal Person on Social Investment Programmes lamented that 89 9 per cent of households in Kaduna lived below poverty level in a survey conducted in 2017 Atoyebi represented by Rebecca Pandonu Special Assistant to Gov Nasir El Rufai on Social Investment said the state implemented SP interventions such as free and compulsory education for the first 12 years of a child s education She said other interventions were the State Contributory Health Scheme to reduce out of pocket expenditure and ensure access of poor and vulnerable citizens to quality and affordable healthcare services She further said other interventions for SP implemented in the state were access to free healthcare services for children under five and also coordinated many Federal Government SP programmes She mentioned some of the successes of the SP programme in Kaduna to include comprehensive state wide mapping of the programmes and constitution of multi sectoral state steering committee on SP she said others were establishment of the state Social Investment Office for effective coordination and development of state policy on SP and provision of one per cent of the state budget for its funding which now reflected in the state budge Atoyebi however lamented challenges such as inadequate social workers and trained personnel on SP and inadequate funding to expand its coverage she added some challenges to include low level of digital literacy amongst the vulnerable insecurity in some parts of the state and insufficient awareness of SP programmes in hard to reach areas and urban slums Atoyebi recommended additional training for personnel working in the SP space and increased funding to expand its coverage and improved digital literacy amongst the poor and vulnerable She also recommended adequate security for personnel working in high risk areas and increased sensitisation on SP programmes in hard to reach areas and urban slums Also Mr Adejor Abel State Lead Facilitator Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL a governance programme called for the audit of the State Social Register to ensure data quality Abel also called on the MDAs to engage community structures like the Local Government Accountability Mechanism Community Development Charter Champions and other groups to deepen citizens engagement at grassroots NAN reports that the event was supported by Safe the Children International under the FCDO funded Expanding SP for Inclusive Development ESPID NAN also reports that participants at the meeting included representatives of social protection implementing MDAs civil society organisations and development partners NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Coalition appeals to Kaduna MDAs to improve budget allocation for Social Protection
     Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition KADSPAC an NGO has appealed to Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs in Kaduna to improve the outcomes and performance for Social Protection SP through budgetry allocations KADSPAC a coalition of civil society and media works in strengthening transparency and accountability in the delivery of inclusive SP The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the Kaduna Government had in 2021 launched the SP policy to address the vulnerability of the poorest residents by mitigating their social and economic shocks The Chairperson of KADSPAC Jessica Bartholomew made the appeal at a one day event on dissemination of budget performance for 20212022 through the Open Government Partnership OGP on Thursday in Kaduna The theme of the event was Expanding investments in the SP sector to address multidimensional poverty among residents of Kaduna state She said a systematic approach to the delivery of SP intervention were social assistance social insurance labour market intervention social care and legislation regulations and institutional framework She explained that if the MDAs improve on their budgetry allocations on SP it would accelerate steps towards fulfilling government commitment to give the poor and vulnerable in the state a life of dignity Bartholomew said lack of MDAs improvement on their budgetry allocations for SP constituted serious challenges in achieving the dream of supporting the poor and vulnerable to live productive fulfilling and dignifying lives She appealed to the MDAs to oblige and timely release requested information to aid tracking of funds meant for SP Mr Yusuf Goje KADSPAC s Assistant Secretary said in line with their mandate of championing transparency and accountability in the delivery of SP interventions they embarked on budget tracking activities across the relevant MDAs in Kaduna state He explained that the budget tracking was to identify blockage and gaps in the financing of SP interventions and engage in advocacy activities to strengthen it Goje said the population of Kaduna State which was about 10 million where 49 9 per cent lived below 1 9 dollar per day and 44 3 per cent of unemployment rate was disturbing He further said 43 per cent poverty rate and 654 990 out of school children in the state clearly showed redirection where resources were needed He noted that for 2021 percentage of cash backed budget allocation was low and that some MDAs SP budget line items were not allocated any budget He said it was a setback and needed revisiting to ensure the citizens felt the impacts of SP for overall well being of the state Also Saudat Atoyebi the Kaduna State Focal Person on Social Investment Programmes lamented that 89 9 per cent of households in Kaduna lived below poverty level in a survey conducted in 2017 Atoyebi represented by Rebecca Pandonu Special Assistant to Gov Nasir El Rufai on Social Investment said the state implemented SP interventions such as free and compulsory education for the first 12 years of a child s education She said other interventions were the State Contributory Health Scheme to reduce out of pocket expenditure and ensure access of poor and vulnerable citizens to quality and affordable healthcare services She further said other interventions for SP implemented in the state were access to free healthcare services for children under five and also coordinated many Federal Government SP programmes She mentioned some of the successes of the SP programme in Kaduna to include comprehensive state wide mapping of the programmes and constitution of multi sectoral state steering committee on SP she said others were establishment of the state Social Investment Office for effective coordination and development of state policy on SP and provision of one per cent of the state budget for its funding which now reflected in the state budge Atoyebi however lamented challenges such as inadequate social workers and trained personnel on SP and inadequate funding to expand its coverage she added some challenges to include low level of digital literacy amongst the vulnerable insecurity in some parts of the state and insufficient awareness of SP programmes in hard to reach areas and urban slums Atoyebi recommended additional training for personnel working in the SP space and increased funding to expand its coverage and improved digital literacy amongst the poor and vulnerable She also recommended adequate security for personnel working in high risk areas and increased sensitisation on SP programmes in hard to reach areas and urban slums Also Mr Adejor Abel State Lead Facilitator Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL a governance programme called for the audit of the State Social Register to ensure data quality Abel also called on the MDAs to engage community structures like the Local Government Accountability Mechanism Community Development Charter Champions and other groups to deepen citizens engagement at grassroots NAN reports that the event was supported by Safe the Children International under the FCDO funded Expanding SP for Inclusive Development ESPID NAN also reports that participants at the meeting included representatives of social protection implementing MDAs civil society organisations and development partners NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Coalition appeals to Kaduna MDAs to improve budget allocation for Social Protection
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    Coalition appeals to Kaduna MDAs to improve budget allocation for Social Protection

    Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC), an NGO, has appealed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Kaduna to improve the outcomes and performance for Social Protection (SP) through budgetry allocations.  

    KADSPAC, a coalition of civil society and media, works in strengthening transparency and accountability in the delivery of inclusive SP.

    The News Agency of Nigeria NAN, reports that the Kaduna Government had in 2021, launched the SP policy to address the vulnerability of the poorest residents by mitigating their social and economic shocks.  

    The Chairperson of KADSPAC, Jessica Bartholomew, made the appeal at a one-day event on dissemination of budget performance for 20212022 through the Open Government Partnership (OGP), on Thursday in Kaduna.  

    The theme of the event was ‘Expanding investments in the SP sector to address multidimensional poverty among residents of Kaduna state’.

    She said a systematic approach to the delivery of SP intervention were social assistance, social insurance, labour market intervention, social care and legislation, regulations, and institutional framework.

    She explained that if the MDAs improve on their budgetry allocations on SP, it would accelerate steps towards fulfilling government commitment to give the poor and vulnerable in the state a life of dignity.  

    Bartholomew said lack of MDAs improvement on their budgetry allocations for SP constituted serious challenges in achieving the dream of supporting the poor and vulnerable to live productive, fulfilling, and dignifying lives.

    She appealed to the MDAs to oblige and timely release requested  information, to aid tracking of funds meant for SP.

    Mr.Yusuf Goje, KADSPAC’s Assistant Secretary, said in line with their mandate of championing transparency and accountability in the delivery of SP interventions, they embarked on budget tracking activities across the relevant MDAs in Kaduna state.

    He explained that the budget tracking was to identify blockage and gaps in the financing of SP interventions and engage in advocacy activities to strengthen it.

    Goje said the population of Kaduna State which was about 10 million, where 49.9 per cent lived below 1.9 dollar per day and 44.3 per cent of unemployment rate was disturbing.

    He further said 43 per cent poverty rate and 654, 990 out-of-school children in the state clearly showed redirection where resources were needed.

    He noted that for 2021, percentage of cash backed budget allocation was low and that some MDAs SP budget line items were not allocated any budget.

    He said it was a setback and needed revisiting to ensure the citizens felt the impacts of SP for overall well being of the state.

    Also, Saudat Atoyebi, the Kaduna State Focal Person on Social Investment Programmes, lamented that 89.9 per cent of households in Kaduna lived below poverty level in a survey conducted in 2017. Atoyebi, represented by Rebecca Pandonu, Special Assistant to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai on Social Investment, said the state implemented SP interventions such as free and compulsory education for the first 12 years of a child’s education .

    She said other interventions were the State Contributory Health Scheme to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure and ensure access of poor and vulnerable citizens to quality and affordable healthcare services.

    She further said other interventions for SP implemented in the state were access to free healthcare services for children under five, and also coordinated many Federal Government SP programmes.  

    She mentioned some of the successes of the SP programme in Kaduna to include comprehensive state-wide mapping of the programmes and constitution of multi-sectoral state steering committee on SP.

    she said others were establishment of the state Social Investment Office for effective coordination and development of state policy on SP and provision of one per cent of the state budget for its funding which now reflected in the state budge.

    Atoyebi, however, lamented challenges such as inadequate social workers and trained personnel on SP and inadequate funding to expand its coverage.  

    she added some challenges to include low level of digital literacy amongst the vulnerable, insecurity in some parts of the state and insufficient awareness of SP programmes in hard-to-reach areas and urban slums.

    Atoyebi recommended additional training for personnel working in the SP space and increased funding to expand its coverage and improved digital literacy amongst the poor and vulnerable.

    She also recommended adequate security for personnel working in high risk areas and increased sensitisation on SP programmes in hard-to-reach areas and urban slums.

    Also, Mr Adejor Abel, State Lead Facilitator, Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), a governance programme, called for the audit of the State Social Register to ensure data quality.

    Abel also called on the MDAs to engage community structures like the Local Government Accountability Mechanism, Community Development Charter Champions, and other groups, to deepen citizens’ engagement at grassroots.

    NAN reports that the event was supported by Safe the Children International under the FCDO-funded Expanding SP for Inclusive Development (ESPID).  

    NAN also reports that participants at the meeting included representatives of social protection implementing MDAs, civil society organisations and development partners.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Civil Society Organisations CSOs on the aegis of the Plateau Peace Practioners Network has advised governorship candidates in the state to include good governance in their electioneering The organisations gave the charge at a colloquium they organised on Thursday in Jos Speaking at the event Mr Jacob Pwakim chairman of the network said that the colloquium aimed at creating a platform for citizens to engage the candidates Pwakim who said that PPPN is a conglomerate of civil society organisations working on peace building in the state explained that the event was first of its kind in the history of the network The chairman also tasked the candidates that whoever emerged after the 2023 general elections should commit more resources and efforts toward promoting peace in state We have decided to put this together to create the a platform to engage the governorship candidates on good governance It is a platform for the candidates to tell the public what they have in stock for the people and to create strong synergy with the organisations in the state As a network we want to strongly advised whoever among you that becomes the governor to adequately fund the state s Peace Building Agency PPBA established by the current administration We want to also advise that the next governor should leverage the Open Government Partnership OGP initiative of the current administration in spending public funds he said Pwakim maintained that the OGP would curtail incidences of corruption and misappropriation of public funds that mostly lands the chief executives into trouble after office The chairman further advised the incoming governor to support both local and international organisations in the state and urged that modalities should be put in place to attract grants to the state Speaking at the event Mr Caleb Mutfwang the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP thanked the network for providing them the platform to reel out their manifestos to the public Mutfwang promised to commit reasonable resources and commitment toward addressing ongoing violent conflicts in the state Also Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress APC said that he would deploy modern technology to fight insecurity in the state Similarly Mr Samuel Abashe the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA promised to improve on the early warning and early response system to end the circle of violence in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that reprsentatives of candidates of Action Democratic Party ADC and National Rescue Movement NRM also attended the colloquium NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: CSOs task governorship candidates in Plateau on good governance 
     Civil Society Organisations CSOs on the aegis of the Plateau Peace Practioners Network has advised governorship candidates in the state to include good governance in their electioneering The organisations gave the charge at a colloquium they organised on Thursday in Jos Speaking at the event Mr Jacob Pwakim chairman of the network said that the colloquium aimed at creating a platform for citizens to engage the candidates Pwakim who said that PPPN is a conglomerate of civil society organisations working on peace building in the state explained that the event was first of its kind in the history of the network The chairman also tasked the candidates that whoever emerged after the 2023 general elections should commit more resources and efforts toward promoting peace in state We have decided to put this together to create the a platform to engage the governorship candidates on good governance It is a platform for the candidates to tell the public what they have in stock for the people and to create strong synergy with the organisations in the state As a network we want to strongly advised whoever among you that becomes the governor to adequately fund the state s Peace Building Agency PPBA established by the current administration We want to also advise that the next governor should leverage the Open Government Partnership OGP initiative of the current administration in spending public funds he said Pwakim maintained that the OGP would curtail incidences of corruption and misappropriation of public funds that mostly lands the chief executives into trouble after office The chairman further advised the incoming governor to support both local and international organisations in the state and urged that modalities should be put in place to attract grants to the state Speaking at the event Mr Caleb Mutfwang the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP thanked the network for providing them the platform to reel out their manifestos to the public Mutfwang promised to commit reasonable resources and commitment toward addressing ongoing violent conflicts in the state Also Dr Nentawe Yilwatda of the All Progressives Congress APC said that he would deploy modern technology to fight insecurity in the state Similarly Mr Samuel Abashe the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA promised to improve on the early warning and early response system to end the circle of violence in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that reprsentatives of candidates of Action Democratic Party ADC and National Rescue Movement NRM also attended the colloquium NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: CSOs task governorship candidates in Plateau on good governance 
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    2023: CSOs task governorship candidates in Plateau on good governance 

    Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the aegis of the Plateau Peace Practioners Network, has advised governorship candidates in the state to include good governance in their electioneering.

    The organisations gave the charge at a colloquium they organised on Thursday in Jos. Speaking at the event, Mr Jacob Pwakim,  chairman of the network, said that the colloquium aimed at creating a platform for citizens to engage the candidates.

    Pwakim, who said that PPPN is a conglomerate of civil society organisations working on peace- building in the state, explained that the event was first of its kind in the history of the network.

    The chairman also tasked the candidates that whoever emerged after the 2023 general elections, should commit more resources and efforts toward promoting peace in state ”We have decided to put this together to create the a platform to engage the governorship candidates on good governance.

    ”It is a platform for the candidates to tell the public what they have in stock for the people and to create strong synergy with the organisations in the state.

    ”As a network,  we want to strongly advised whoever among you that becomes the governor to adequately fund the state’s Peace Building Agency (PPBA) established by the current administration ”We want to also advise that the next governor should leverage the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative of the current administration in spending public funds,” he said.

    Pwakim maintained that the OGP would curtail incidences of corruption and misappropriation of public funds, that mostly lands the chief executives into trouble after office.

    The chairman further advised the incoming governor to support both local and international organisations in the state and urged that modalities should be put in place to attract grants to the state.

    Speaking at the event, Mr Caleb Mutfwang,  the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), thanked the network for providing them the platform to reel out their manifestos to the public.

    Mutfwang promised to commit reasonable resources and commitment toward addressing ongoing violent conflicts in the state.

    Also, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda  of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that he would deploy modern technology to fight insecurity in the state.

    Similarly,  Mr Samuel Abashe,  the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), promised to improve on the early warning and early response system to end the circle of violence in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that reprsentatives of candidates of Action Democratic Party (ADC) and National Rescue Movement (NRM), also attended the colloquium.


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  •  The Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL has urged critical stakeholders to sustain the gains being recorded by the World Bank supported States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability SFTAS Programme Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuoke National Programme Manager PERL Accountable Responsive and Capable pillar made the call in Kano on Wednesday at a two day dissemination of a Guide to enhance citizens understanding of SFTAS related publications Ugwuoke said that PERL a governance programme of the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO in collaboration with Open Government Partnership OGP would continue to support transparency in governance He said that the government and development partners have invested huge resources and efforts on reforms to strengthen the governance process and citizens engagement According to him citizens and government need to work together towards sustaining the programme beyond its lifespan following the gains so far recorded He said that PERL in collaboration with OGP Nigeria Secretariat and other critical stakeholders has developed a Guide to enhance citizens understanding of SFTAS related publications by the state governments The SFTAS programme for results is coming to an end and the critical question is how the laudable progress being recorded can be sustained beyond the lifespan of the programme Several efforts are being made by the various SFTAS implementing agencies to ensure that the government continues to supply citizens with the requisite information as prescribed by the programme A crucial part of the sustainability of the SFTAS reforms is the ability of the citizens to understand analyse and use such information to hold the government accountable This is because who are the primary recipients of the information provided by the government We therefore expect critical stakeholders to use the guide to increase citizens understanding of the documents so that they will continue to engage the governance process he said Also speaking Mr Abayomi Akinbo Civil Society Specialist explained that the SFTAS programme was a four year World Bank supported programme Akinbo said that programme which implementation began in 2018 was a loan to the Federal Government being disbursed to the participating states as grant based on nine Disbursement Linked Indicators DLIs The Civil Society Specialist said that the state governments were expected to publish some of the documents in accordance with the DLIs online for citizens to access and engage He identified some of the DLIs as improved financial reporting and budget reliability increased openness and citizens engagement in the budget process and improved cash management and reduced revenue leakages Earlier the National Coordinator OGP Dr Gloria Ahmed described the SFTAS programme as one of the most laudable and enduring reforms in the public finance management in the country Ahmed who was represented by Ms Ramatu Bello Sub National Adviser OGP Nigeria pointed out that the state governments have demonstrated high levels of ownership active peer learning and peer competition This she said has culminated in very strong performance in fiscal transparency and accountability strengthening of domestic revenue mobilisation increased efficiency in public expenditure and strengthening debt transparency and sustainability According to her the success story of SFTAS is made possible by the collaboration of OGP Secretariat and FCDO PERL in their continuous effort to improve good governance The dissemination of the Citizens Guide will improve citizens capacity to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability Earlier Mr Umaru Abu Federal Lead FCDO PERL said that the objective of the dissemination workshop was to engage and guide citizens using the SFTAS citizens guidance document This will enable the citizens to understand the technicalities in the expected public financial management publications from state governments in line with the SFTAS programme The workshop is also to strengthen the capacity of the citizens and citizen groups to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PERL urges stakeholders to sustain fiscal transparency, accountability programme
     The Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn PERL has urged critical stakeholders to sustain the gains being recorded by the World Bank supported States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability SFTAS Programme Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuoke National Programme Manager PERL Accountable Responsive and Capable pillar made the call in Kano on Wednesday at a two day dissemination of a Guide to enhance citizens understanding of SFTAS related publications Ugwuoke said that PERL a governance programme of the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO in collaboration with Open Government Partnership OGP would continue to support transparency in governance He said that the government and development partners have invested huge resources and efforts on reforms to strengthen the governance process and citizens engagement According to him citizens and government need to work together towards sustaining the programme beyond its lifespan following the gains so far recorded He said that PERL in collaboration with OGP Nigeria Secretariat and other critical stakeholders has developed a Guide to enhance citizens understanding of SFTAS related publications by the state governments The SFTAS programme for results is coming to an end and the critical question is how the laudable progress being recorded can be sustained beyond the lifespan of the programme Several efforts are being made by the various SFTAS implementing agencies to ensure that the government continues to supply citizens with the requisite information as prescribed by the programme A crucial part of the sustainability of the SFTAS reforms is the ability of the citizens to understand analyse and use such information to hold the government accountable This is because who are the primary recipients of the information provided by the government We therefore expect critical stakeholders to use the guide to increase citizens understanding of the documents so that they will continue to engage the governance process he said Also speaking Mr Abayomi Akinbo Civil Society Specialist explained that the SFTAS programme was a four year World Bank supported programme Akinbo said that programme which implementation began in 2018 was a loan to the Federal Government being disbursed to the participating states as grant based on nine Disbursement Linked Indicators DLIs The Civil Society Specialist said that the state governments were expected to publish some of the documents in accordance with the DLIs online for citizens to access and engage He identified some of the DLIs as improved financial reporting and budget reliability increased openness and citizens engagement in the budget process and improved cash management and reduced revenue leakages Earlier the National Coordinator OGP Dr Gloria Ahmed described the SFTAS programme as one of the most laudable and enduring reforms in the public finance management in the country Ahmed who was represented by Ms Ramatu Bello Sub National Adviser OGP Nigeria pointed out that the state governments have demonstrated high levels of ownership active peer learning and peer competition This she said has culminated in very strong performance in fiscal transparency and accountability strengthening of domestic revenue mobilisation increased efficiency in public expenditure and strengthening debt transparency and sustainability According to her the success story of SFTAS is made possible by the collaboration of OGP Secretariat and FCDO PERL in their continuous effort to improve good governance The dissemination of the Citizens Guide will improve citizens capacity to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability Earlier Mr Umaru Abu Federal Lead FCDO PERL said that the objective of the dissemination workshop was to engage and guide citizens using the SFTAS citizens guidance document This will enable the citizens to understand the technicalities in the expected public financial management publications from state governments in line with the SFTAS programme The workshop is also to strengthen the capacity of the citizens and citizen groups to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability he said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PERL urges stakeholders to sustain fiscal transparency, accountability programme
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    PERL urges stakeholders to sustain fiscal transparency, accountability programme

    The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) has urged critical stakeholders to sustain the gains being recorded by the World Bank-supported States’ Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

    Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuoke, National Programme Manager, PERL- Accountable, Responsive and Capable pillar, made the call in Kano on Wednesday, at a two-day dissemination of a Guide to enhance citizens’ understanding of SFTAS-related publications.

    Ugwuoke said that PERL, a governance programme of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in collaboration with Open Government Partnership (OGP) would continue to support transparency in governance.

    He said that the government and development partners have invested huge resources and efforts on reforms to strengthen the governance process and citizens’ engagement.

    According to him, citizens and government need to work together towards sustaining the programme beyond its lifespan following the gains, so far recorded.

    He said that PERL, in collaboration with OGP Nigeria Secretariat and other critical stakeholders, has developed a Guide to enhance citizens’ understanding of SFTAS-related publications by the state governments.

    “The SFTAS programme for results is coming to an end and the critical question is how the laudable progress being recorded can be sustained beyond the lifespan of the programme.

    “Several efforts are being made by the various SFTAS implementing agencies to ensure that the government continues to supply citizens with the requisite information as prescribed by the programme.

    “A crucial part of the sustainability of the SFTAS reforms is the ability of the citizens to understand, analyse and use such information to hold the government accountable.

    “This is because who are the primary recipients of the information provided by the government.

    “We, therefore, expect critical stakeholders to use the guide to increase citizens’ understanding of the documents so that they will continue to engage the governance process,” he said.

    Also speaking, Mr Abayomi Akinbo, Civil Society Specialist, , explained that the SFTAS programme was a four-year World Bank-supported programme.

    Akinbo said that programme which implementation began in 2018, was a loan to the Federal Government being disbursed to the participating states as grant based on nine Disbursement-Linked Indicators (DLIs).

    The Civil Society Specialist said that the state governments were expected to publish some of the documents in accordance with the DLIs online for citizens to access and engage.

    He identified some of the DLIs as improved financial reporting and budget reliability, increased openness and citizens’ engagement in the budget process and improved cash management and reduced revenue leakages.

    Earlier, the National Coordinator, OGP, Dr Gloria Ahmed, described the SFTAS programme as one of the “most laudable and enduring reforms” in the public finance management in the country.

    Ahmed, who was represented by Ms Ramatu Bello, Sub-National Adviser, OGP Nigeria, pointed out that the state governments have demonstrated high levels of ownership, active peer learning and peer competition.

    This, she said, has culminated in very strong performance in fiscal transparency and accountability, strengthening of domestic revenue mobilisation, increased efficiency in public expenditure and strengthening debt transparency and sustainability.

    According to her, the success story of SFTAS is made possible by the collaboration of OGP Secretariat and FCDO-PERL in their continuous effort to improve good governance.

    “The dissemination of the Citizens Guide will improve citizens’ capacity to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability.

    ” Earlier, Mr Umaru Abu, Federal Lead, FCDO-PERL, said that the objective of the dissemination workshop was to engage and guide citizens using the SFTAS citizens guidance document.

    “This will enable the citizens to understand the technicalities in the expected public financial management publications from state governments in line with the SFTAS programme.

    “The workshop is also to strengthen the capacity of the citizens and citizen groups to hold informed engagements with the government and demand further transparency and accountability,” he said.

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  •  The President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha on the occasion of his 66th birthday Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Mr Ola Awoniyi in Abuja on Saturday described Mustapha as an erudite lawyer public administrator par excellence and amiable politician I share the joy of his friends and family members in rejoicing with the SGF Mr Boss Mustapha on this occasion of his birthday Mr Boss Mustapha since assuming office in 2017 as the SGF has made his mark and can be proud of his enviable track record in the office He has helped a great deal to build synergy between the Federal and state bureaucracies and promoted harmony among all the tiers of government Mr Boss Mustapha won the admiration of many Nigerians especially by the way he efficiently coordinated the battle against the dreaded coronavirus as the head of the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 The SGF has also demonstrated his committment to accountability and transparency in government procurement processes through the collaboration of his office with Open Government Partnership OGP initiative an international outfit that promotes these values in governance Mr Boss Mustapha is a loyal and committed member of our great party the ruling All Progressives Congress APC and has never waivered in deploying his energy toward effective and efficient coordination of the policies and activities of the Federal government I pray the Almighty God to grant him many more years with peace of mind and in good health Lawan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate President congratulates SGF Boss Mustapha at 66
     The President of the Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Mr Boss Mustapha on the occasion of his 66th birthday Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Mr Ola Awoniyi in Abuja on Saturday described Mustapha as an erudite lawyer public administrator par excellence and amiable politician I share the joy of his friends and family members in rejoicing with the SGF Mr Boss Mustapha on this occasion of his birthday Mr Boss Mustapha since assuming office in 2017 as the SGF has made his mark and can be proud of his enviable track record in the office He has helped a great deal to build synergy between the Federal and state bureaucracies and promoted harmony among all the tiers of government Mr Boss Mustapha won the admiration of many Nigerians especially by the way he efficiently coordinated the battle against the dreaded coronavirus as the head of the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 The SGF has also demonstrated his committment to accountability and transparency in government procurement processes through the collaboration of his office with Open Government Partnership OGP initiative an international outfit that promotes these values in governance Mr Boss Mustapha is a loyal and committed member of our great party the ruling All Progressives Congress APC and has never waivered in deploying his energy toward effective and efficient coordination of the policies and activities of the Federal government I pray the Almighty God to grant him many more years with peace of mind and in good health Lawan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Senate President congratulates SGF Boss Mustapha at 66
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    Senate President congratulates SGF Boss Mustapha at 66

    The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha on the occasion of his 66th birthday.

    Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media,  Mr Ola Awoniyi in Abuja on Saturday,  described Mustapha as an erudite lawyer, public administrator par excellence and amiable politician.

    “I share the joy of his friends and family members in rejoicing with the SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, on this occasion of his birthday.

    “Mr Boss Mustapha since assuming office in 2017 as the SGF has made his mark and can be proud of his enviable track record in the office.

    “He has helped a great deal to build synergy between the Federal and state bureaucracies and promoted harmony among all the tiers of government.

    “Mr Boss Mustapha won the admiration of many Nigerians especially by the way he efficiently coordinated the battle against the dreaded coronavirus as the head of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “The SGF has also demonstrated his committment to accountability and transparency in government procurement processes through the collaboration of his office with Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative, an international outfit that promotes these values in governance.

    “Mr Boss Mustapha is a loyal and committed member of our great party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and has never waivered in deploying his energy toward effective and efficient coordination of the policies and activities of the Federal government.

    “I pray the Almighty God to grant him many more years with peace of mind and in good health,” Lawan said.


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  •  The Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Thursday began a three day meeting to review its Health Sector Strategic Plan 2018 2022 to improve service delivery in the health sector The review was supported by Partnership to Engage Reform and learn PERL a governance programme of the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office PERL State Team Facilitator Mr Abel Adejor said at the opening of the meeting in Kano that the goal was to improve the quality of services in the health sector and the health and wellbeing of the people Adejor said that the participants would assess the implementation of the 2018 2022 plan ascertain key achievements challenges lessons learnt and update the plan to cover 2023 to 2027 PERL is providing technical support to the ministry being the coordinating agency of the health sector to strengthen the delivery of quality services to residents of the state This is in line with PERL support in clearing blockages in governance by bringing government and citizens to plan and implement programmes and policy together in line with the principle of Open Government Partnership OGP he said According to him the state is being rated highly by the OGP global as a sub national doing very well in improving citizens engagement transparency and accountability in governance Adejor said key milestones were being achieved working with citizens through various accountability mechanisms in the state He listed the accountability mechanisms as Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism Others he said were Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition Kaduna Local Government Accountability Mechanism and Tax Justice Network He explained that the mechanisms provided the needed platforms for continued engagement between government and citizens in different sectors to address blockages and improve service delivery The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Mr Adamu Mansur said that the review was critical to determining the progress recorded in the implementation of the strategic plan Mansur represented by Dr Gajere Jonathan Deputy Director Medical Services in the ministry said that the review would also help the government document achievements and plan ahead One of the consultants Dr Adebayo Adeyemo commended Kaduna state government for the efforts to improve the quality of service delivery through reforms strategic plans and enabling policies Adebayo said that the review would enable the state to know what had been done better the challenges and how to address them We want a strategy that will be implemented with the main goal of improving service delivery that would lead to better outcomes It is not enough to develop strategies its implementation and how it will improve the health of residents of the state is key he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the meeting include officials of the state Ministry of Health Primary Health Care Board and Health Supply Management Agency Others are Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and the OGP Technical Working Group on Social Protection Also represented are Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery and Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna Govt reviews health strategic plan to improve service delivery
     The Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Thursday began a three day meeting to review its Health Sector Strategic Plan 2018 2022 to improve service delivery in the health sector The review was supported by Partnership to Engage Reform and learn PERL a governance programme of the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office PERL State Team Facilitator Mr Abel Adejor said at the opening of the meeting in Kano that the goal was to improve the quality of services in the health sector and the health and wellbeing of the people Adejor said that the participants would assess the implementation of the 2018 2022 plan ascertain key achievements challenges lessons learnt and update the plan to cover 2023 to 2027 PERL is providing technical support to the ministry being the coordinating agency of the health sector to strengthen the delivery of quality services to residents of the state This is in line with PERL support in clearing blockages in governance by bringing government and citizens to plan and implement programmes and policy together in line with the principle of Open Government Partnership OGP he said According to him the state is being rated highly by the OGP global as a sub national doing very well in improving citizens engagement transparency and accountability in governance Adejor said key milestones were being achieved working with citizens through various accountability mechanisms in the state He listed the accountability mechanisms as Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism Others he said were Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition Kaduna Local Government Accountability Mechanism and Tax Justice Network He explained that the mechanisms provided the needed platforms for continued engagement between government and citizens in different sectors to address blockages and improve service delivery The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Mr Adamu Mansur said that the review was critical to determining the progress recorded in the implementation of the strategic plan Mansur represented by Dr Gajere Jonathan Deputy Director Medical Services in the ministry said that the review would also help the government document achievements and plan ahead One of the consultants Dr Adebayo Adeyemo commended Kaduna state government for the efforts to improve the quality of service delivery through reforms strategic plans and enabling policies Adebayo said that the review would enable the state to know what had been done better the challenges and how to address them We want a strategy that will be implemented with the main goal of improving service delivery that would lead to better outcomes It is not enough to develop strategies its implementation and how it will improve the health of residents of the state is key he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the meeting include officials of the state Ministry of Health Primary Health Care Board and Health Supply Management Agency Others are Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and the OGP Technical Working Group on Social Protection Also represented are Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery and Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna Govt reviews health strategic plan to improve service delivery
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    Kaduna Govt reviews health strategic plan to improve service delivery

    The Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Thursday, began a three-day meeting to review its Health Sector Strategic Plan, 2018-2022, to improve service delivery in the health sector.

    The review was supported by Partnership to Engage, Reform, and learn (PERL), a governance programme of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

    PERL State Team Facilitator, Mr Abel Adejor, said at the opening of the meeting in Kano, that the goal was to improve the quality of services in the health sector and the health and wellbeing of the people.

    Adejor said that the participants would assess the implementation of the 2018-2022 plan, ascertain key achievements, challenges, lessons learnt and update the plan to cover 2023 to 2027. “PERL is providing technical support to the ministry being the coordinating agency of the health sector, to strengthen the delivery of quality services to residents of the state.

    “This is in line with PERL support in clearing blockages in governance by bringing government and citizens to plan and implement programmes and policy together in line with the principle of Open Government Partnership (OGP),” he said.

    According to him, the state is being rated highly by the OGP global as a sub-national doing very well in improving citizens’ engagement, transparency and accountability in governance.

    Adejor said key milestones were being achieved working with citizens through various accountability mechanisms in the state.

    He listed the accountability mechanisms as, Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism.

    Others, he said, were Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition, Kaduna Local Government Accountability Mechanism and Tax Justice Network.

    He explained that the mechanisms provided the needed platforms for continued engagement between government and citizens in different sectors, to address blockages and improve service delivery.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Adamu Mansur, said that the review was critical to determining the progress recorded in the implementation of the strategic plan.

    Mansur, represented by Dr Gajere Jonathan, Deputy Director, Medical Services in the ministry, said that the review would also help the government document achievements and plan ahead.

    One of the consultants, Dr Adebayo Adeyemo, commended Kaduna state government for the efforts to improve the quality of service delivery through reforms, strategic plans and enabling policies.

    Adebayo said that the review would enable the state to know what had been done better, the challenges, and how to address them.

    “We want a strategy that will be implemented with the main goal of improving service delivery that would lead to better outcomes.

    “It is not enough to develop strategies, its implementation and how it will improve the health of residents of the state is key,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the meeting include officials of the state Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Board and Health Supply Management Agency.

    Others are Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism and the OGP Technical Working Group on Social Protection.

    Also represented are Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery and Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment.

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  •  Connected Development CODE an NGO has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna s Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Local Government Areas LGAs on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership OGP and Freedom of Information FOI Mr Kingsley Agu CODE s Project Manager on Deepening Cizens Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices DeSPAAC said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens He said that the OGP being a multilateral initiative aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments to promote open Government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M amp E officers where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities He however said the FOI Act not being domesticated in Kaduna State had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings We have been requesting information and the MDAs are always responsive he said He explained that when the M amp E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP it helped them to work better with the community members For us our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance He noted that when the M amp E officers were aware of their assigned duties and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens it would support the government in achieving its goals of development Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M amp E officers on planning so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state He called on the citizens especially at LGAs to use the FOI Act in getting information to get the right data to track and monitor projects It is the citizens responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens full participation in project development and implementation A participant Mr Yarima Zakariyya the M amp E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M amp E now a global trend He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens Also Mr Joshua Yakubu the Assistant Director Planning Zangon Kataf LGA said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process I now understand better the role of M amp E project implementation he said Regarding FOI Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA nor to the Chairman seeking any information based on FOI He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance
     Connected Development CODE an NGO has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna s Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Local Government Areas LGAs on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership OGP and Freedom of Information FOI Mr Kingsley Agu CODE s Project Manager on Deepening Cizens Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices DeSPAAC said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens He said that the OGP being a multilateral initiative aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments to promote open Government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M amp E officers where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities He however said the FOI Act not being domesticated in Kaduna State had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings We have been requesting information and the MDAs are always responsive he said He explained that when the M amp E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP it helped them to work better with the community members For us our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance He noted that when the M amp E officers were aware of their assigned duties and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens it would support the government in achieving its goals of development Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M amp E officers on planning so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state He called on the citizens especially at LGAs to use the FOI Act in getting information to get the right data to track and monitor projects It is the citizens responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens full participation in project development and implementation A participant Mr Yarima Zakariyya the M amp E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M amp E now a global trend He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens Also Mr Joshua Yakubu the Assistant Director Planning Zangon Kataf LGA said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process I now understand better the role of M amp E project implementation he said Regarding FOI Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA nor to the Chairman seeking any information based on FOI He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance
    General news1 month ago

    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance

    Connected Development (CODE), an NGO, has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and Local Government Areas (LGAs) on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Freedom of Information (FOI).

    Mr. Kingsley Agu, CODE’s Project Manager on Deepening  Cizens’ Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices  (DeSPAAC), said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens.

    He said that the OGP, being a multilateral initiative, aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub-national governments, to promote open Government, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

    Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M&E officers, where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers, to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities.

    He, however, said the FOI Act, not being domesticated in Kaduna State, had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings.

    “We have been requesting information, and the MDAs are always responsive,” he said.

    He explained that when the M&E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP, it helped them to work better with the community members.

    “For us, our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance.

    ”He noted that when the M&E officers were aware of their assigned duties, and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens, it would support the government in achieving its goals of development.

    Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M&E officers on planning, so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state.

    He called on the citizens, especially at LGAs, to use the FOI Act in getting information, to get the right data to  track and monitor projects.

    “It is the citizens’ responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing.

    ”He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens’ full participation in project development and implementation.

    A participant, Mr. Yarima Zakariyya, the M&E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission, said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M&E, now a global trend.  

    He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens, where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens.  

    Also, Mr. Joshua Yakubu, the Assistant Director Planning, Zangon Kataf LGA, said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency.  

    He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process.  

    “I now understand better the role of M&E project implementation,” he said.  

    Regarding FOI, Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA, nor to the Chairman, seeking any information based on FOI.  

    He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation.


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  •  Connected Development CODE an NGO has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna s Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Local Government Areas LGAs on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership OGP and Freedom of Information FOI Mr Kingsley Agu CODE s Project Manager on Deepening Cizens Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices DeSPAAC said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens He said that the OGP being a multilateral initiative aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments to promote open Government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M amp E officers where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities He however said the FOI Act not being domesticated in Kaduna State had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings We have been requesting information and the MDAs are always responsive he said He explained that when the M amp E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP it helped them to work better with the community members For us our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance He noted that when the M amp E officers were aware of their assigned duties and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens it would support the government in achieving its goals of development Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M amp E officers on planning so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state He called on the citizens especially at LGAs to use the FOI Act in getting information to get the right data to track and monitor projects It is the citizens responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens full participation in project development and implementation A participant Mr Yarima Zakariyya the M amp E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M amp E now a global trend He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens Also Mr Joshua Yakubu the Assistant Director Planning Zangon Kataf LGA said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process I now understand better the role of M amp E project implementation he said Regarding FOI Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA nor to the Chairman seeking any information based on FOI He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance
     Connected Development CODE an NGO has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna s Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Local Government Areas LGAs on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership OGP and Freedom of Information FOI Mr Kingsley Agu CODE s Project Manager on Deepening Cizens Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices DeSPAAC said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens He said that the OGP being a multilateral initiative aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments to promote open Government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M amp E officers where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities He however said the FOI Act not being domesticated in Kaduna State had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings We have been requesting information and the MDAs are always responsive he said He explained that when the M amp E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP it helped them to work better with the community members For us our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance He noted that when the M amp E officers were aware of their assigned duties and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens it would support the government in achieving its goals of development Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M amp E officers on planning so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state He called on the citizens especially at LGAs to use the FOI Act in getting information to get the right data to track and monitor projects It is the citizens responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens full participation in project development and implementation A participant Mr Yarima Zakariyya the M amp E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M amp E now a global trend He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens Also Mr Joshua Yakubu the Assistant Director Planning Zangon Kataf LGA said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process I now understand better the role of M amp E project implementation he said Regarding FOI Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA nor to the Chairman seeking any information based on FOI He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance
    General news1 month ago

    NGO trains Kaduna’s Evaluation Officers on Open Govt Partnership, FOI compliance

    Connected Development (CODE), an NGO, has trained Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of Kaduna’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and Local Government Areas (LGAs) on tenets and compliance with Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Freedom of Information (FOI).

    Mr. Kingsley Agu, CODE’s Project Manager on Deepening  Cizens’ Interest in Government Spendings and Addressing Accompanying Corrupt Practices  (DeSPAAC), said the training was to ensure OGP in the grassroots and making available documents on request by citizens.

    He said that the OGP, being a multilateral initiative, aimed to secure concrete commitments from national and sub-national governments, to promote open Government, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

    Agu added that the training was also part of their committment to provide capacity for M&E officers, where they had earlier met with elected LGAs chairmen and offered to train their officers, to enshrine OGP tenets in their activities.

    He, however, said the FOI Act, not being domesticated in Kaduna State, had not affected their work of tracking constituency projects and universal basic education spendings.

    “We have been requesting information, and the MDAs are always responsive,” he said.

    He explained that when the M&E officers became aware of what the laws stated regarding release of information and OGP, it helped them to work better with the community members.

    “For us, our goal is ensuring citizens participation so they can be part of governance.

    ”He noted that when the M&E officers were aware of their assigned duties, and also the position of the law in making information available to citizens, it would support the government in achieving its goals of development.

    Agu also explained that the OGP would inform the M&E officers on planning, so they could get the views of citizens when carrying out needs assessments for project implementation across the state.

    He called on the citizens, especially at LGAs, to use the FOI Act in getting information, to get the right data to  track and monitor projects.

    “It is the citizens’ responsibility to provide oversight on what government is doing.

    ”He also called on the LGAs in the state to start setting up OGP structures to ensure citizens’ full participation in project development and implementation.

    A participant, Mr. Yarima Zakariyya, the M&E Officer of the state Planning and Budget Comission, said he had learned that the state was moving towards results based M&E, now a global trend.  

    He said Kaduna was one of the leading states regarding response to FOI to citizens, where the Planning and Budget had contributed immensely to responding effectively and timely to request by citizens.  

    Also, Mr. Joshua Yakubu, the Assistant Director Planning, Zangon Kataf LGA, said the training had exposed him more to the importance of citizens participation in government regarding enhancing accountability and transparency.  

    He said he understood the rudiments to apply in handling the citizens roles in budget process.  

    “I now understand better the role of M&E project implementation,” he said.  

    Regarding FOI, Yakubu said he had never had any official request from any community or organisation in the LGA, nor to the Chairman, seeking any information based on FOI.  

    He said a very large proportion of the citizens in Zangon Kataf were unaware of the FOI Act and how they could leverage on it to engage and hold the government accountable.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the DeSPAAC project is being funded by the MacArthur Foundation.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission PCACC says it has received 1 602 complaints and recovered N450 million from July 2021 to date The Acting Chairman of the commission Mr Mahmoud Balarabe stated this at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday According to him the commission received 1 602 complaints from families individuals and corporate bodies within the period under review He said that 253 cases had been concluded while 1 349 others were pending The Chairman said the commission recovered N450 million cash for complainants while landed properties valuable items and some vehicles belonging to Open Government Partnership OGP He said the commission also made modest achievment in instituting good administrative structure improved staff welfare and amendment of PCACC law within the period under review We also restored public service confidence in reporting their complaints In July 2021 we received between 30 and 35 complaints daily it has increased to over 60 to 65 in a month people now prefer to report their complaints to the commission he said While commending Gov Abdullahi Ganduje for his support towards improving welfare of its personnel Balarabe reiterated commitment to fight corruption in the state Corruption is a wide term it goes beyond bribery The commission clamped down on two persons engaged in selling adulterated maize at Dawanau grain market in the metropolis Presently we are winning because the general public understand the effect of corruption it kills opportunities among others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano anti-graft agency records 1,602 cases, recovers N450m
     Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission PCACC says it has received 1 602 complaints and recovered N450 million from July 2021 to date The Acting Chairman of the commission Mr Mahmoud Balarabe stated this at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday According to him the commission received 1 602 complaints from families individuals and corporate bodies within the period under review He said that 253 cases had been concluded while 1 349 others were pending The Chairman said the commission recovered N450 million cash for complainants while landed properties valuable items and some vehicles belonging to Open Government Partnership OGP He said the commission also made modest achievment in instituting good administrative structure improved staff welfare and amendment of PCACC law within the period under review We also restored public service confidence in reporting their complaints In July 2021 we received between 30 and 35 complaints daily it has increased to over 60 to 65 in a month people now prefer to report their complaints to the commission he said While commending Gov Abdullahi Ganduje for his support towards improving welfare of its personnel Balarabe reiterated commitment to fight corruption in the state Corruption is a wide term it goes beyond bribery The commission clamped down on two persons engaged in selling adulterated maize at Dawanau grain market in the metropolis Presently we are winning because the general public understand the effect of corruption it kills opportunities among others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano anti-graft agency records 1,602 cases, recovers N450m
    General news1 month ago

    Kano anti-graft agency records 1,602 cases, recovers N450m

    Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) says it has received 1,602 complaints and recovered N450 million from July 2021 to date.

    The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Mahmoud Balarabe, stated this at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday.

    According to him, the commission received 1,602 complaints from families, individuals and corporate bodies within the period under review.

    He said that 253 cases had been concluded while 1,349 others were pending.

    The Chairman said the commission recovered N450 million cash for complainants, while landed properties, valuable items and some vehicles belonging to Open Government Partnership (OGP).

    He said the commission also made modest achievment in instituting good administrative structure, improved staff welfare and amendment of PCACC law within the period under review.

    “We also restored public service confidence in reporting their complaints.

    “In July 2021; we received between 30 and 35 complaints daily, it has increased to over 60 to 65 in a month, people now prefer to report their complaints to the commission,” he said.

    While commending Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for his support towards improving welfare of its personnel, Balarabe reiterated commitment to fight corruption in the state.

    “Corruption is a wide term, it goes beyond bribery.

    “The commission clamped down on two persons engaged in selling adulterated maize at Dawanau grain market in the metropolis.

    “Presently; we are winning because the general public understand the effect of corruption, it kills opportunities among others,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN