…Inaugurate fiscal responsibility board, public procurement bureau
Yobe State government has taken measures to ensure good governance and compliance with global financial best practices with the inauguration of the newly established Fiscal Responsibility Board and Bureau for Public Procurement in the State.
The State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who performed the ceremony at the WAWA Hall of the Government House noted that, “ these boards are further steps taken towards prudent management of the state’s resources to ensure long term microeconomic stability on one hand and the regulatory authority responsible for monitoring (and exercising) oversight of public procurement on the other”.
Gaidam also explained that the Fiscal Responsibility Board and the Bureau for Public Procurement are important tools of measuring good governance and financial discipline in the state.
“Good governance, as I had cause to emphasize in several forums, implies good management of all aspects of our state affairs. It implies government’s responsiveness to the social and economic needs and aspirations of the people.
“It is a fact that the net social consequences of endemic corruption occasioned by bad governance in the past has contributed to underdevelopment of various sectors of our national economy. The eradication of corruption and instilling transparency, accountability, responsive and responsible leadership constitute the only means of reversing the ugly trend”, Gaidam said.
He added that it is the first time that a fiscal responsibility body and an agency for public procurement were established in the history of Yobe State.
Also at the occasion, the governor swore in six newly appointed permanent secretaries recently appointed in the state Civil Service.
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