Kano Open Govt Partnership Committee Elects Members, as Civil Societies Hail Move
The governing council of the Kano Civil Society Forum (KCSF) on Thursday issued a statement to congratulate all civil society representatives, professional bodies, private sector and PWDs elected into the Open Government Partnership (OGP) State Steering Committee/thematic leads on Wednesday at the conference hall of the Kano State Anti Corruption Institute.
The Forum therefore urged the elected members use their experience to make positive in the OGP in the State and in Nigeria at large, and appreciated the government co-chair of the committee, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, for what they called “his tremendous support and contribution in making the exercise a huge success.”
The statement, signed by the Forum’s president and PRO, Ibrahim Waiya and M. K. Adam Rano respectively, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch obtained, said “We wish to also urge the CSOs in Kano to continue to work in harmony with government MDAs for the development of the state and Nigeria in general, especially through the OGP platform which provides for a closer working relationship between the citizens through CSOs and the government, this we believe shall greatly help in complementing the mandate of the state actors, to effectively enhance service delivery to the citizenry at both state and national level.
“We wish to specifically congratulate all the incoming elected State Steering Committee members of the OGP who include: Abdulrazaq Alkali, as CSOs Co-Chair, Rabi Yusuf Gezawa, Ibrahim Garba Maryam, Halima Ben Umar, Dr. Abdulsalam Kani, Muhammed Yahaya, Abdulrahaman Abdu, Umar Saleh Anka and Hadiza Kishimi.
“We also feel obliged to appreciate the efforts of the outgoing steering committee members for a job well done, and as well recognize their commitment in building the foundation and ensuring the smooth operations of the OGP in the last three years in Kano State.
“Our sincere congratulation also goes to the CSOs representatives who were equally elected as thematic Leads, these are: Comrade Haruna A. Ayagi, Access to Justice thematic Lead, Peter Hassan Tijani, Access to Information thematic Lead, Zuwaira Omar Mohammad, Citizens Engagement thematic Lead, Akibu Hamisu, Fiscal Transparency thematic Lead, Shehu Musa Gora, PWD’s Lead, Aminu Bala, Service Delivery Lead and Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Anti-Corruption Lead.
“We wish to at this juncture specially and sincerely appreciate the Government Co–Chair in person of Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, for his tremendous support and contribution in making the exercise a huge success, we hope this relationship between the Government and the CSOs shall continue to thrive in the interest and development of our dear State”, he statement concluded.
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