THE Jigawa State Government is set to commence a review of the state’s policy document, popularly known as the CDF. The CDF is the state’s blueprint for the socio-economic development of the North-West state in both medium and long-term.
A statement signed by Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Badaru on Print Media quoted the governor to have stated at meeting between the Jigawa State Government and Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) Strategic Dialogue for Mutual Accountability in Development Partnership on Tuesday in Dutse, the state capital.
“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,” Governor Badaru said.
While appreciating the UK government for supporting the implementation of the various programs particularly in the areas of governance reforms, human development and economic growth, Governor Badaru further stated that he is “happy to say that these have continued to impact positively on the socio-economic development of Jigawa State and wellbeing of its people.”
He said 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.
“These reforms have also significantly contributed to our topmost performance in the World Bank-supported SFTAS Program which has allowed the State to access development grants. The GEMS Program has also contributed in many ways to the performance of the State Investment Promotion Agency and State’s rating in the ease-of-doing-business in Nigeria,” the governor said.
He expressed happiness with the FCDO commitments as captured in the shared draft Manual Accountability Framework, hoping that the new program would directly contribute to his administration’s Education Change Agenda, particularly towards addressing out-of-school children and sustainable improvements in teacher quality.