The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Wednesday assured improvement companions that his administration is dedicated to selling good governance for the good thing about residents of the state.
The governor made the affirmation on the digital launching of USAID Nigeria, State Accountability, Transparency & Effectiveness (State2State) exercise on the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Bauchi.
Governor Mohammed, based on his media aide, Muktar Gidado, knowledgeable that his administration had already launched varied public service reforms to enhance fiscal self-discipline in public procurement, debt administration and implementation of fiscal accountability legislation and practises mirrored within the state’s funds processes.
This, the governor mentioned, was to remove and block leakages and waste in recurrent and capital budgets.
He added that the state authorities launched the Treasury Single Account (TSA), tax administration, which had assisted in eliminating a number of taxations and shoring up further sources of income within the state.
In response to Gidado, Governor Mohammed submitted that each one the measures had enhanced accountability, diminished corrupt practices and ensured fiscal self-discipline in public service within the state.
The governor additional knowledgeable that the state authorities had signed the state’s Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) for outcomes mission in collaboration with the World Financial institution, including that the federal government had continued to satisfy its core indicators on the disbursement hyperlink indicators dashboard.
He assured that the state authorities remained dedicated to assembly its obligations to improvement companions for improved service supply.
“Bauchi State maintains cordial relations with varied donor and multilateral our bodies and organisations. The federal government is dedicated to assembly its counterpart obligations whatever the lean money inflows to the state, particularly for improved service supply within the important sectors of training, well being and WASH that are of major curiosity to this authorities and the State2State exercise,” Governor Mohammed was quoted as saying.
On the significance of the State2State mission, the governor described it as a welcome improvement that will reinforce and maintain authorities reform programmes within the state.
Governor Mohammed mentioned his administration was dedicated to partnering with USAID in implementing the mission and knowledgeable that it had instituted a change committee headed by the Secretary to the State Authorities for efficient implementation.
In a keynote handle, the Minister of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, congratulated USAID for the launching of the mission and described it as a well timed initiative that will go a great distance in strengthening the governance system in benefiting states.