Traditional leader seeks Synergy with CMT on Project tracking
By: Femi Mustapha
The District Head of Gabasawa in Kaduna North Local Government Area Alhaji Ibrahim Shittu Dikko has called for synergy between the traditional Rulers and Community Monitoring Teams (CMT) in the process of tracking Constituency projects for the benefit of the citizens.
He asserted this during a review meeting organised by Connect Development (CODE) for Community monitoring Team (CMT) and Community Development Charter Champion (CDC) in Kaduna yesterday.
Alhaji Dikko who is the Dangaladima of zazzau said their aims as traditional and community leaders is to see their subjects happy and this cannot be possible without needed projects
The Royal father added that his office is open 24 hours to provide any information on any Constituency projects located within his Jurisdictions.
He said the role of the traditional institution in bringing about the desired good governance, especially at the grassroots, could not be over-emphasised.
According to him, traditional rulers, from history, were highly revered as the custodian of culture, tradition, and heritage of the people, especially at the grassroots.
He lauded CODE for bringing together CMT from the 23 local area of Kaduna State to share experiences on Constituency Project tracking.
Speaking earlier, the Program Manager of CODE Kingsley Agu said his organization have tracked 2020 ,2021 Constituency projects for Zonal Intervention projects (ZIP) worth N6 4B in Kaduna state.
He said the review meeting was organized to get feedback from the CMT members and map out way forward.
A resident of Chikun /Kajuru Federal Constituency said all efforts to get to the House of Representatives from the Area were abortive as he was not accessible.
He said the some Consistency Projects in the Area was already faced with challenges such as the widespread public criticisms arising from frustration with the Representative member. .
Similarly Ambassador Godwin Kumai Akau Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency said the report from his Area is that of Good and not too Good, because some projects were done with standard while others are sub standard.