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Jigawa Wins N13b SFTAS Grant as Best Performing State

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Isiyaku Ahmed

The State Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Sustainably (SFTAS) program initiated by the Federal Government in collaboration with the World Bank has granted 13 billion Naira to the Jigawa State Government as best performing state.

The Special Adviser, Media and Public Relations to the Governor, Habibu Kila in a statement, Wednesday, said Governor Badaru made the disclosure when he received SFTAS Monitoring team who paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Dutse.

Gov. Badaru said the grant was paid in two installments as a result of Jigawa State being the best-performing state throughout the Federation.

According to the statement, the Governor said the success of winning the grant was based on his administration’s determination in using its Human Resources within the state without involving or employing the services of consultants which made the government to saved more than 2.7 billion Naira on the project.

Jigawa State is the least in terms of internal and external borrowing running an all-inclusive government that provides infrastructural development and pays workers’ salaries and pension as and when due as a result of transparency and accountability, he noted.

Badaru also commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the world bank for the initiative and promised to maintain and sustain the strategy and the policy.

Earlier, the team leader and Deputy SFTAS Coordinator in the ministry of finance, Alhaji Ali Muhammad said they are in the state to interact with the project stakeholders in the state to hear the success and challenges of the project (SFTAS) in the state.

According to him, the aim of the project is to strengthen fiscal transparency, accountability, and sustainability in the participating states.

SFTAS is a government program supported by SFTAS focuses on strengthening the fiscal sustainability, transparency and accountability of Nigerian states. The government program comprised of the Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP) actions to be implemented by state governments; and the Nigerian OGP National Action Plan (NAP) actions at the state-level.

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Abba Bashir February 11, 2022 - 1:33 am

Woo, that’s good

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