DFID Ekiti Office- Closed as a result of creation of a SW regional office opened in 2004 and moved to Lagos, after Lagos was declared a lead state due to population and reforms consistent with DFID’s agenda and vision.
DFID support assessment mission to Ekiti State was agreed upon at a meeting between H.E. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and the DFID Nigeria Head of Office, Mr. Richard Montgomery in Abuja, December 2010.
At that meeting, the Governor of Ekiti State asked for specific help around implementation of his 8-point agenda for the recovery of the state and it was agreed by both parties that early in 2011, a team of independent consultants would visit Ekiti State to identify what, if anything, DFID Nigeria could do to assist.
INTERVENTIONS STATUS 1. SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE (Coordination, Transformation Bureau, Public Expenditure Mgt Framework, MDG Office.)
Work commences on 17th October , Consultants have been engaged with clear TORs and mobilised
2. COMMUNICATION STRATEGY (Corporate Comms. Strategy, Stakeholder Engagements, Media) Communications Field researched to be engaged TORs ready Stakeholder –communicating MDGs to public
3. PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
(improving the business environment, reducing govt distortion and improving access to finance)
Done: Next steps include implementation
4. STATE VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY (Legislative support, Justice Sector & Quick wins in replicating lessons from their existing work)
Self-assessment of state legislature completed
More capacity Building expected
Justice for ALL programme is expected to support Ekiti In Justice Secice deklivery
5. RELEASE EXISTING LANDSAT DATA ON EKITI (to help with policy development. comprehensive review of state statistics and baseline data generation capacity for immediate and long term planning) Satellite imagery obtained but discovered to be dated and inadequate , Ekiti State needs to commission a fresh and more modern one 6. KNOWLEDGE AND LESSONS SHARING- (from various DFID Technical Assistance programmes at State level ) SW Regional Heads of Services –up-coming 7. SW REGIONAL MDG CONFERENCE IN EKITI STATE Done – Report being awaited