NURHI Stresses Need Of Tracking Budgeting For Child Spacing As Two-Day Workshop Begins

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Kabir Abdullahi speaking at the workshop
Beyond the budgeting  for child spacing, there is the  need to track the expenditures to ensure  they meet the  targets they are meant  for.
Kaduna  State Team Leader,  Nigerian  Urban Reproductive  Health Initiatives (NURHI),  Kabir  Abdullahi  expressed this at the opening  of the Step-down  Training  on Budget Monitoring,  Analysis  and Scorecard  System in Kaduna  on Wednesday.

“Budgeting  and expenditure  gives life  to anything  the government  is doing.  Once budget  is robust,  it shows the particular issue  got priority, ” he said.

Abdullahi  stressed that in view of  that,  budget tracking is important in ensuring  that funds voted are used for what they are voted for.
 ” In child birth  spacing technical  team,  it is important  to track the expenditures, ” he said.
On the importance of the workshop,  he explained  that  it would  go a long way in training on ways to advocate for  better budget,  as well as track the funds.
” How do we analyze  our budget to see whether  the quantum of budget is sufficient? These are some  of the things  we would  be learning  here, ” he said.
The two-day workshop which ends on Thursday  May 24, has as its objectives,  to strengthen  the skills of the state’s advocacy and budget task team and to create a core team of trainers to stimulate the process of institutionalising of family planning  budget.
The training is bringing  together key stakeholders including  health professionals,  civil society  groups and the media.
It is organized  by NURHI in collaboration with  and hosted by the State Primary  Healthcare Development  Agency  (SPHCDA).

 

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