SOKOTO – Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State said he was willing to partner with organisations to promote transparency and accountability in his administration.
He hinged this on the fact that transparency and accountability in government activities promoted good governance.
Wamakko expressed this willingness while declaring open the Mandatory Continuing Professional Workshop 2014 and Induction of New Certified Financial Analysts in Sokoto on Saturday.
“I am fully aware of the activities of your association and the State Government will render any support when necessary’’, he said.
The governor, who was represented by Alhaji Mujitaba Ahmed, Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, said “this is required to put the Nigerian economy on a sound footing.’’
Dr Abdullahi Usman, president of the Association of Financial Analysts of Nigeria (AFAN), organisers of the workshop, urged government to come up with realistic and popular development programmes.
“These would translate into medium to long term plans and budgets.
“Through this, we will nurture popular governments representing the common interests of the citizens, while using intellectual property of the professionals to manage the economy’’, he added.
Usman said the agency was ready to partner with the government at all times.
The theme of the workshop was “e-Financing and the Challenges of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.’’ (NAN)