Kogi State in North Central Nigeria has won the World Bank’s Awards of Excellence in three categories.

The categories are fiscal transparency and accountability; debt sustainability and domestic revenue mobilisation.

According to a statement, the significant awards were conferred on Kogi State at the Federal Government of Nigeria/World Bank States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability Dinner with Governors/Award Night, held on Monday in Abuja.

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In a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Communications in Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo, the objective of the World Bank’s state fiscal transparency, accountability and sustainability programme was to promote focus and attention of Nigerian states towards improvement of their PFM systems, processes and institutions.

The Auditor-General of Kogi State, Yakubu Okala, celebrated the success of the state in the areas of fiscal transparency and accountability to self-discipline, as well as the institution of a transparent and accountable governance system by Governor Yahaya Bello from the inception of his administration.

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