In an effort to enhance transparency, accountability, and commitment to public service delivery, Jigawa State Governor, Malam Umar Namadi, has mandated the members of the State Executive Council, heads of ministries, departments, and parastatals to sign a result performance bond.
The signing of the performance bond took place at the state’s Government House in Dutse, the capital, in the presence of top government officials, party leaders, and development partners.
In his speech, Governor Namadi said that the performance bond is a framework designed to assess the performance of every ministry and parastatal for better results.
He explained that there is no cause for apprehension in signing the bond. Instead, it is a step to remind the executive council members that the people of Jigawa are waiting for the government to come up with realistic policies and programs that can enhance their social and economic well-being.
“During the campaign, we promised to work toward improving the lives of Jigawa people. Based on this, I developed my 12-point agenda, and I am committed to ensuring the full implementation of these points. I expect every council member, elected/political appointees, civil servants, and the general public to work in this direction for achieving the desired goals,” said the Governor.
“I signed bonds with Jigawa people by being elected as governor. Therefore, today I am signing a bond with you to help me in delivering the promise. Anything short of the result will not be accepted.”
The governor then expressed his commitment to join hands with development partners and other collaborators to make Jigawa prosperous and “Great.”
Representatives of civil society and donor partners, including UNICEF, Save the Children International, FCDO, among others, promised to provide technical and financial support in promoting public accountability and transparency for achieving results during the signing of the bonds. They also described the signing of the performance bond as a testament to the governor’s solid commitment to delivering Jigawa State to a promising land.
In his remarks, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Sa’id, said that signing the bonds means promising to deliver the expected results through innovative and robust approaches in public service, while the concepts of monitoring, evaluation, rewards, and punishment will be upheld at all levels.