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USAID State2State holds budget consultation for Sokoto LGAs

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USAID State2State holds budget consultation for Sokoto LGAs

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For citizens to actively participate in  revenue generation, budget forecasting and effective monitoring, USAID State2State has organised budget consultation for selected local governments in Sokoto state.

Participants at the public consultations held separately for heads of local governments, community development chartered, and wards development committee heads of Gwadabawa, Tambuwal local government areas and Sokoto North, Sokoto South were in attendance on day one and two respectively.

USAID State2State LGA Manager, Abdullahi Abdulrahman Shagari, in his remarks for the purpose of the consultation, posited that, the meeting has strengthened collective collaboration, effective monitoring of budget implementation and how citizens will benefit in budget/projects implementation.

Alhaji Isah Marafa Kagara, Gwadabawa local government council Secretary, who lauded the budget consultation process and its importance said, “USAID State2State has broaden our knowledge in budget implementation and we look forward to huge benefits in our collaboration with them.

“Some of the projects we have mobilised our people in Gwadabawa local government area include electrification of Gwadabawa town from Kware, renovations of jumat mosques, cemetery and health facilities among others.”

There were also presentations of the 2024 budget summary, followed by question session for participants to seek clarification on the budget.

The meeting also involve overview of the current financial situation of the four local governments respectively and, discussion on challenges or constraint faced by the councils in terms of funding and resources.

USAID State2State holds budget consultation for Sokoto LGAs

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