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Bauchi Govt. partners NGO to improve workers capacity on ICT

The Bauchi State Government to partners Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) an NGO in improving the capacity of workers on Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the state.
Dr Aminu Gamawa the state Commissioner for Budget and planning stated this when the NGO CITAD pays advocacy visit to him in Bauchi on Wednesday.
He said CiTAD will be useful in improving the ICT capacity of the staff of the ministry and a lot of other initiatives that may come up in the process.
The commissioner listed areas that he thinks CITAD will be of help, such as area of active citizens’ participation in the budget process, monitoring of project using digital technology, designing ICT policy
Dr Gamawa also said by assessing the ICT capability for the Ministry, sensitizing communities to take ownership of public projects in their communities.
According to him, The most important thing is to get a starting point which will open other windows of initiative and partnership. ‘
“With me in this office it is no more about getting the commissioner’s commitment or that of any policy maker it is about how we can partner and implement,” he asserted
He stressed that CITAD had contributed to the development of communities, especially its work in the area of accountability which he said “this is making a lot of impact in promoting accountability in the country,” .
Earlier, Malam Isah Garba The leader of the CITAD team and the acting Programmes Coordinator of the Center said, they were at the Ministry to seek partnership with the Ministry of Budget and Economic planning which the entry point of all development partners as well as the ydesigner of the development of the state.
He said they were also in the ministry to discuss areas of collaborations between CITAD and the ministry in improving accountability in the budgetary process and public service of the ministry.

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