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CSOs, Media Tasked On Promotion Of Good Governance

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 4:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu –  Bauchi


AN NGO, Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD), has charged civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media to get involved in policy formulations for the promotion of good governance.

LEAD Senior Civil Society Specialist in Bauchi State, Hajiya  Hafsat Mahmood, gave the charge at  a two-day workshop organised for CSOs and the media of Bauchi and Sokoto states.

“Public administration weather at the local, regional, federal or national level comes under increasing public scrutiny as citizens come to realise lack of basic elements of good governance in the public service such as efficiency, accountability, productivity and responsiveness  in order to meet citizens demand and to operate within the present financial constrain,” she said.






While urging the CSOs and media to be involved in policy reforms, Hajia Mahmood added that they have vital roles in the implementation of the policies that are formulated by the government, especially does that deal with sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

According to her, “CSOs  and media feel that in order for the government to formulate policies that are appropriate for sustainable development, their involvement is necessary since they work for the development and can make important imputes to the policy making process.

“Their involvement in policy making increases their understanding of policies and their appropriation to the needs of the people; they can use grassroots experience and innovation to improve policies and strengthen local capacity for public participation.”

She also called on the CSOs and media to undertake policy review and analysis to indentify gaps in implementation and effectiveness, make recommendation and ensure implementation.