FG & World bank award Niger State first in North Central on low debt, accountability & transperancy in Governance

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Niger State has won an award for debt visibility, transparency, and accountability in the North Central zone of the country from the Federal government and the World Bank.

Commissioner for Finance, Mallam Usman Tinau Mohammed made this know shortly after presenting the award to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello during the weekly state executive council meeting at the Government House, Minna.

The Commissioner for Finance stated that the program was an initiative of the federal government and the World Bank to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.

He said there were 9 deliverables, and that any state that performed well in all the deliverables will be recognized and awarded.

The Commissioner said that Niger state excelled in 3 major areas such as low debt, transparency, and accountability.

“The Independent Variation Team had earlier visited the state to look into our performance and we were scored. It is in that direction that Niger state in the North Central came 1st in terms of debt visibility, transparency”, he said.