Ms Cynthia Rowe, the development director for the British High Commission, Nigeria, together with Governor Uba Sani, have signed the Kaduna Mutual Accountability Framework (K-MAF).
The signing earmarked the revitalised commitment to support good governance, human capital development with a focus on Health, Education, Social protection, economic recovery, and poverty reduction for the state.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Nigeria, first entered the mutual accountability relationship with the Kaduna government in June 2021, under the leadership and administration of Gov. Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai.
The newly revised framework focuses on the mandate to reduce poverty through economic growth, good governance, and investment in people; via a State-led ownership commitment focused on results, accountability, and transparency; and with the support from FCDO through technical assistance.
During the signing, Cynthia Rowe, said:
“Today’s signing reaffirms our commitment to the plans included and outlined in the framework, and to working closely with the Kaduna Governor, His Excellency Senator. Uba Sani to achieve these.
“Together, we will work to fulfil the ‘offers’ and ‘asks’ of the Kaduna Mutual Accountabilitydocument; over the next 12 months.
“We very much look forward to continuing the work in the state – both with government and civil society – to enhance prosperity within the state.”
What you should know about K-MAF and others
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Nigeria, aims to monitor and review mutual accountability commitments with partner governments on a six-monthly basis, to access progress being made and address any issues with the implementation of the joint commitments in the MAF compact.
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Nigeria, use review meetings to agree priorities for next 6 – 12 months.
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Nigeria, have similar mutual accountability arrangements with the governments of Kano and Jigawa States.