Our pact with DFID accelerates governance reforms – Gaidam


Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has said that the state government’s partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) was having “a positive impact’ on the governance system in the state.
According to him, it has led to the adoption of a result-based management (RBM) system which is guiding the state’s socio-economic reform agenda.
Gaidam stated this yesterday at the opening of a two-day workshop organised by the Bureau for Public Procurement in collaboration with DFID to sensitise officials in the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of the government on Yobe’s Procurement Law.
The governor said that some of the reform of his administration included the institutionalisation of comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation system (M&E) to track budget performance and the development of Medium-Term Sector Strategies (MTSS), Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Medium-Term Fiscal Framework (MTFF) for financing various sector plans, adoption of budget classification and chart of accounts.
“As part of the effort to internalise the lessons learnt through collaboration with DFID. Our administration has made it mandatory for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to conduct their activities in a transparent manner. This has checked the diversion of funds, misappropriation, revenue leakages, and misuse of public funds,” he said.

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