The World Bank has granted Sokoto state government $22 million for its commitment to the implementation of the state’s Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.
A statement by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor Muhammad Bello, Friday, said the state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, stated this while receiving the report of the SFTAS Committee.
According to the statement, a breakdown of the grant showed that the state got $5 million in November for approving Covid-19 budget while it got the balance of $17.4 million for its 2019 fiscal performance two weeks ago.
He said the state government clinched the grant after its astronomical score in the SFTAS ranking from 2/5 in 2019 to 14/15 in 2020, which puts it among the top three states in the country to achieve such ranking.
Gov. Tambuwal also expressed delight with the feat and directed that members of the committee should be given automatic promotion in appreciation of their efforts.