*Photo: Governor Uba Sani*
Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, and the Development Director of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Cynthia Rowe, signed a Mutual Accountability Framework (KaMAF) on Thursday,February 8th, 2024, to enhance cooperation and coordination between the state and the donor community.
The KaMAF is a document that outlines the shared objectives, commitments, and indicators of progress for both parties, in line with the Kaduna State Development Plan 2021 – 2025 and the SUSTAIN Agenda of the state government.
The SUSTAIN Agenda consists of seven pillars: Safety and Security, Upgrade of Infrastructure, Strengthening Institutions, Trade and Investment, Agriculture, Investment in Human Capital, and Nurturing Citizens Engagement.
The KaMAF aims to support the delivery of the state development plan by focusing on four key sectors: Education, Agriculture, Health, and Human Capital Development.
Governor Sani expressed his gratitude to the FCDO for prioritizing Kaduna State and said that his administration would honour and effectively implement the KaMAF. He also said that the state would monitor concrete reforms that support good governance, peace and security, reduce poverty through human capital development, and improve economic recovery and investments in the state.
Development Director Rowe commended the commitment and leadership of the Kaduna State Government and said that she was optimistic that the implementation of the KaMAF would be seamless. She also said that the FCDO was committed to working effectively with the state to make it a model in Northern Nigeria.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by officials from both the state and the FCDO, as well as representatives from other development partners and civil society organizations.