Yobe to partner CSOs, media on budget monitoring


The Yobe State Government on Wednesday pledged to partner with Civil Society organizations (CSOs) and non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in budget implementation and monitoring to promote transparency and good governance.

The state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Idi Gubana, made the disclosure in Damaturu. He said government in the last few years had made budget documents accessible to citizens, CSOs, NGOs and media for efficient monitoring.

Gubana also spoke on efforts to enhance internal revenue generation and attributed recent improvement to increased transparency in revenue drive and expenditure.

“The NGOs, CSOs and media actively participated at the budget discussions with MDAs in the budget making process. They were also at the state assembly during the budget defence process; government will continue to support this partnership to strengthen budget process, implementation and monitoring,” he said.

TBI Africa reports that Yobe State Government has budgeted N92.1 billion for 2018, a 10 per cent increase over the N82.5 billion budgeted in 2017.

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, while presenting the budget to the state House of Assembly in December 2017 said the administration would surpass the 82 per cent successes achieved in 2017 implementation.