Participants at a capacity building workshop on budget processes organised by the Centre For Information Technology and Development CITAD have lamented the short supply of qualified health workers and teachers in Bauchi State.
They said the future of the state is bleak if this ugly trend is allowed t continue unabated.
The workshop which is organized by Center for Information Technology and Development CITAD with support from United States Agency for International Development has in attendance participants from Civil Society and Community Based Organizations.
Executive Director of CITAD, Dr Yunusa Zakari advocated for synergy between government and citizens in budgetary and procurement processes in the state to enable them have confidence in the administration.
He said the essence of the training was to create synergy amongst CSOs, CBOs on how to track budgets.
The Executive Director called on the participants to engage people from the grassroots through enlightenment in order for them to know their right to public property.
While giving an overview of the State2 State Project, the CITADs Executive Director said that the budget is the most critical document in governance, hence the need for citizens to engage in the processes to enable them to have a sense of belonging in the affairs of government.
WikkiTimes recalls that Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed lamented that at the time he assumed office, Bauchi State has not more t than 50 qualified medical doctors. In a response to the gap, the governor approved the employment of 100 doctors.