The Kaduna State Government has approved the disbursement of N152.4m in performance grants to the 23 local government councils in the state. This statements was revealed today by the Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication) Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye.

He stated that, “The councils were awarded these fiscal incentives after assessments under the Local Government Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (LFTAS) programme.”

“Zaria and Jema’a local councils got the highest LFTAS incentives of N9.94m and N9.27m respectively, according to figures released in Kaduna today. They are followed by Kaduna South, Lere, Giwa, Kaduna North, Kagarko, Zangon-Kataf, Soba, Sabon-Gari, Chikun, Ikara, Jaba, Kauru, Kachia, Kaura, Kajuru, Kudan, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari, Sanga, Igabi, and Kubau.”

“The LFTAS programme was introduced by the Kaduna State Executive Council in June 2018 to strengthen intergovernmental
fiscal coordination and support good practice in fiscal behaviour and standards across the 23 local government councils in the state.”

“At its meeting today, the State Executive Council considered the report of the independent verification agent Price water house coopers (PwC) on the five disbursements linked indicators (DLIs) on which the local government councils were assessed.”

“The Executive Council noted that the LFTAS programme is helping to promote reforms in local government administration through improvements in budget planning and preparation, improved public procurement system and adherence to policy documents. The Council therefore approved payment of N152.4m as first tranche performance grant to the 23 LGAs.” He stated.

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