The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has given the Kano and Kaduna States Government until March 31 to produce an audit report

of how funds donated by his foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for polio immunization in the state last year was spent. He said this was to ensure accountability and transparency in the management of the funds released under a tripartite agreement involving the state and the two foundations. “All expenditure in the exercise must be verified by external auditors and the report tendered to partners in the tripartite agreement by the end of next March 31,” Mr. Dangote said Tuesday evening during a video conference at Government House, Kano. The conference involved the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and other development partners. He also stressed the need for the state government to pay more attention to collation of quality-assured data in respect of the exercise because of its significance in decision making.

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