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Update On “My Great Kaduna Competition”

The My Great Kaduna competition which was adopted by the State Government to crowd source the state development plan and development strategy has since come to an end. The Ministry of Budget and Planning under the leadership of Mr Muhammad Sani Abdullahi received various submissions from different stakeholders. The submissions were classified by their various sectors as follows;

Health ~ 10
Agriculture ~ 29
Justice ~ 1
Finance, Budget and Planning ~ 13
Infrastructure ~ 24
Water resources ~ 3
Submissions without contacts ~ 21
Education ~ 33
Governance ~ 64
Social development ~ 18
Commerce ~ 19
Environment and Natural resources ~ 20
Cross cutting round all sectors ~ 249

A total of 504 submissions were received. 433 soft copies and 71 hard copies.

His excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai approved the setting up of a committee to screen the submissions received from the general public. The committee is being led by Dr Dahiru Sani (DG Kaduna Business school) and other members of the committee include;
Chris Umbese ~ DFID Sparc
Rebeccah Sako ~ DFID SAVI
Representatives from the 13 ministries
Emmanuel Bonnet ~ Aid Foundation
Amina Kazaure ~ Vision trust
Representative from Kaduna Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Industries
Permanent secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning
Director, State Planning (Ministry of Budget and Planning) who is serving as the secretary of the committee
Deputy director, state planning
5 staff from the Ministry of Budget and Planning as the secretariat.

The committee is to submit it’s selection and report by 12th of October, 2015. All members of the committee donated their time free of charge for this important assignment.

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi.
Honorable Commissioner, Budget and Planning,
Kaduna State.

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