Dr Chris Pycroft, Development Director for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), has said the United Kingdom this year will spend the sum of £6.2 million on health, education and core governance through the Mutual Accountability Framework in Kano State.
Pycroft stated this on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 during the 2nd Mutual Accountability Framework Strategic Dialogue meeting between the state government and the FCDO held at Government House in Kano.
According to him, this year’s financial commitment is in follow up of the progress made in 2021 where the Office earmarked about five million pounds in support of Kano development ambitions.
He explained that the Mutual Accountability Framework and Strategic Dialogue are a clear statement of the UK’s commitment and support to the government and people of Kano State.
On his part while declaring the occasion open, Kano State Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said the aim of the meeting is to review the commitment of the first Kano Mutual Accountability Framework which was signed last year to ascertain the journey so far with regard to implementation of key activities.
He said, “The Kano Mutual Accountability Framework sets out the reform initiatives the Kano State Government introduced and the support FCDO will provide to drive overall growth and development of Kano State”.
“The revised Kano Mutual Accountability Framework will continue to monitor concrete reforms that will support good governance, improvement in economic recovery, investment and also reduce poverty through human capital development particularly on health,education and social protection.”
He further assured the UK-FCDO and other development partners that Kano state government is fully committed towards the success of the Kano Mutual Accountability Framework.
During the occasion, the Governor launched the state policy documents on development plan , social protection, food and nutrition and Multi Sectoral Plan of Action.
He also alongside the FCDO Director signed the Kano Mutual Accountability Framework Document.
In attendance during the event were Commissioners, Chairman Technical Committee on Kano Mutual Accountability Framework, Alhaji Rabi’u Suleiman Bichi, Representatives of Traditional Institutions, Permanent Secretaries, Development Partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).