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Bauchi Speaker Seeks Support Of USAID, Others On Budgeting, Financial Management



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The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman has sought the support of USAID and other development partners to enable the legislative arm work in tandem with international best practice on public financial management, procurement, budget and budgeting and financial discipline among others.

He was speaking during the opening ceremony of a three day workshop for members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly and Budget Officers from relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Bauchi State, organised by USAID funded state accountability and effectiveness (State2State) activity, held at Tahir Hotel, Kano on Tuesday.

The Speaker who is also the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, commended the Government and people of the United States of America for the various assistance and interventions to Nigeria in particular and the continent of Africa in general, saying these actions and intentions are geared towards strengthening governance with a view to ensuring better standard of living for the people.

“As you may be aware, this training Workshop is part of series of activities contained in the new Five year State Accountability and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity, which was launched on the 24th March, 2021 by USAID with a view to strengthening subnational governance systems in six key states of Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto. We are also particularly grateful to USAID for not only including Bauchi as benefiting State, but also making us to be the Headquarters of the Programme.

“I believe without doubts, the activity will help improve how we, the benefiting states, plan and budget, raise revenues, increase civil society participation, and oversee service delivery in the Health, Education; and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sectors. Indeed these selected areas are no doubts relevant and very essential to the survival of our people.

“You will agree with me that this programme is very important and timely because it has come at a time when Financial Autonomy is being implemented in our Legislative and Judicial arms of government at the state level in our country. The Honourable Members, Judges and management staff of the two arms of government are expected to have required knowledge and understanding of budget and budgeting system for effective and efficient discharge of their respective constitutional roles.” He explained.

Speaker Abubakar Suleiman also enjoined the participants to make best use of the rare opportunity in order to comprehend the lectures that will be delivered for better performance of their Constitutional roles especially that of Law Making and Oversight function.

He assured that the Bauchi State House of Assembly will not only work to sustain the already established partnership and collaboration with the USAID, but shall continue to explore areas of mutual interest to both the USAID and the Bauchi State in particular and Nigeria in general.

On the implementation of financial autonomy to States legislature and judiciary, the Speaker requested USAID to consider organizing a special training workshop for the entire Honourable Members and relevant staff of the State Houses of Assembly in the Six focal states of State2State operations in order to expand and improve their knowledge of Financial Management and Discipline which will ultimately ensure good governance in the respective states.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements




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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria




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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair




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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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