Jigawa State Sign MOU With United Kingdom To Strengthen Its System
Umar Akilu Majeri
The United Kingdom government through its Foreign and Commonwealth Development office (FCDO) based in Nigeria will spend £90 Million to fund the theJigawa state Comprehensive Development Framework in five years coming
This was confirmed. by the Development Director of UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO Nigeria), Dr. Christopher Pycropt today while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after signing a five-year partnership of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jigawa state government at the government house in Dutse.
He said the partnership will focus on assisting Jigawa state to strengthen its system for effective public service delivery in the area of health, education, climate change, and accountability.
Dr. Christopher added that the UK government has enjoyed a good partnership with the Jigawa state in the last 20 years, saying the new partnership will commence by assisting the state to review its Comprehensive Development Framework ( CDF) and they will keep evaluating its implementation after every six months.
Speaking after the signing of the MoU at Dutse Government house, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar commended the UK for its concern and indefatigable support to Jigawa in the implementation of various programs particularly in the areas of governance, reforms, human development, and economic growth.
“I am happy to say that these have continued to impact positively on the socio-economic development of Jigawa State and wellbeing of its people. Since 2008, Jigawa State has ranked 1st in the independent national assessment conducted by Civil Resources Development and Documentation Center in Nigeria (CIRDOC-Nigeria) supported by UK-Aid and other development partners”.
He said the new roadmap will help Jigawa to enhance the wellbeing of its people through effective implementation of the designed Comprehensive Development Framework and other interventions.
“As a roadmap, we intend to make the progress consultative and inclusive to ensure that it responds to the yearnings and aspirations of the People of Jigawa State as well as addresses our current challenges and priorities.
“A plan for constant evaluation of the Framework would certainly help in making any needful correction in time to deliver good to the people” Badaru stated.
Governor Badaru then assured FCDO of the full commitment of his government for the implementation of the MoU to achieve the desired objective