From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Thursday, signed a mutual document with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to promote accountability in governance, particularly in the area of human and capital development.
The Mutual Accountability Framework was signed at Dawakin-Kudu Local Government Area located in the North Senatorial District of the state.
According to Governor Ganduje, the move was in an effort to perfect plans for better implementation of the deliberations of the Kano Mutual Accountability Framework (KanoMAF), during the Strategic Dialogue between Kano state government and UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
The dialogue, however, resulted to a working Framework Document, which Ganduje signed with the FCDO Development Director, Dr Christopher Pycroft.
The event which took place at Dawakin Tofa Model Primary school, attracted the presence of some top government functionaries, FCDO team and a number of other development partners.
Dr Pycroft in his remarks, said, “we aim to leave this meeting with a clear sense of the scope of our cooperation and how we can hold each other mutually accountable in the coming months and years ahead.”
The AUTHORITY reports that the document’s areas of interest are human and capital development, which consists of health and education sectors, governance/social protection and sustainable economic transformation.
The Monitoring and evaluation, according to the strategic dialogue, werepart of the requisite for the implementation of the document.
However, during the dialogue session, there were open and frank discussions, particularly during the technical sessions, that were aimed at identifying constraints and windows of opportunities on how best can FCDO support the state in addressing them.