Yobe restrategises to boost development

By Mohammed Abubakar,

Yobe State government has re-oiled tools for its development agenda.
The project would be anchored on the platform of Yobe State Socio-Economic Reform Agenda (YOSERA-IV) for the 2016-2020.
The state is embarking on the project with the collaboration of
UKaid, while partnering the media and other organizations. Their maiden meeting was held at Tahir Guest Palace, Kano on Wednesday and was chaired by the Yobe State House of Assembly member and chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Alhaji Bulama Bukar.
Today’s deliberations focused at providing technical support to Yobe State government in ensuring the success of the forthcoming revision of YOSERA and how to enable the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning to lead the process in collaboration with all the sector stakeholders, including humanitarian and development partners.
Yobe State is one of the states in the Northeast Nigeria, with strong committment to socio-economic reforms, amidst all development challenges such as the Boko Haram-related conflict.
The state government targets developmemt through economic growth, human development and poverty reduction.
In view of achieving the intended development impacts, the state government developed YOSERA, which contains the state's development vision, mission, policy thrusts and broad strategies.
The YOSERA is anchored to the State Developmemt Goals (SDGs) and the Economic Recovery Growth Programme (ERGP).
The was also attended by permanent secretaries of the Yobe State ministries of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Youths Sports Community and Social Developmemt, Land and Solid Minerals, Administration, Political Office, Home Affairs Information and Culture, Agriculture, Works and Transport, Land and Housing, Commerce, Industries and Tourism, Justice, Health and Human Services, Education and Water Resources.
Others were directors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Members of the Yobe State House of Assembly, and the Media all attended the meeting.
PERL ECP Consultant, Wole Olomiyete, read the workshop objectives and ground rules while another PERL-ECP Consultant, Quindaline Eneh, delivered presentation of guide on Rapid Review of YOSERA-IV.
She later gave presentation on the Desk Review of Existing Decuments and Selection of Key Developmemt and Recovery Issues for integration into YOSERA-V.

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