By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Partnership to Engage, Reform, and Learn (PERL) has organised a one-day public policy dialogue on persons living with disability bill for improved service delivery.
The dialogue was held on Thursday August 8, 2919 at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna, with the theme, “Sustaining Advocacy through Public Policy Dialogue on Passage of Persons with Disability (PWDs) Bill for improved Service Delivery”.
Speaking at the dialogue, PERL State Team Leader, Adejor Abel said that The engagement is aimed at consolidating efforts toward passing the above state law and improve inclusive participation of excluded citizens’ constituencies especially PWDs in governance process of Kaduna State.
“PERL-Engage Citizens Pillar (PERL-ECP) in collaboration with the Disability Community is facilitating this One Day Public Policy Dialogue on Persons Living with Disability Bill for improved service delivery.
“The Partnership to Engage, Reform, and Learn (PERL) programme aims to support more effective and sustainable delivery of public goods and services that meet citizens’ needs, contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction in Nigeria,” he said.
Speaking further, he explained that the Engaged Citizens Pillar (ECP), an initiative of PERL, aims to contribute to this by supporting constituencies to increase their effectiveness at engaging governments on selected service delivery and policy issues, in hopes to increase the overall benefits for the Nigerian people.
“The programme is delivered through three pillars. The first pillar, Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government strengthens government systems to reduce opportunities for corruption and to make them better able to respond to public demand.
“The second pillar, Engaged Citizens, strengthens the capacity of citizens to hold government to account.
“The third pillar, Learning, Evidence and Influencing, supports the other two by providing robust evidence and lesson learning on public sector reform, enabling them to know whether the interventions are working,” he informed.