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, the 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 char-tered, and wards develo-pment 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, Mr. Abdullahi Abdulrahman Shagari,  posited that the meeting has strengthened collective collaboration, effec-tive monitoring of budget implementation and how citizens will benefit in budget/projects implementation.

The Secretary of Gwadabawa Local Government Council, Mr. Isah Marafa Kagara, who lauded the budget consultation process and its importance, said: “USAID State2State has broadened 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 included 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 did an 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. 

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