A classroom in Masaba PS, Bursari LGA, Yobe State

The availability of quality infrastructure plays a major budding hand in creating a favorable environment for a child’s growth. In order to contributively facilitate the provision of improved learning and teaching environment for the grassroot populace Follow The Money data mining team revealed that the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission on its tender advertisement has earmarked for the construction and rehabilitation of school projects in Bursari LGA of Yobe State.

Follow the Money has initiated #ConstructBursari Mega campaign to track NGN 123,480,257  involving 29 school projects to ensure citizens participation, better service delivery, transparency and accountability. Through this campaign, We are calling on all stakeholders, most importantly the Yobe State Universal Basic Education Commission, the good people of Bursari Community and the general public to join this campaign and provide a good platform for information sharing and complete implementation of the project. Log on to www.ifollowthemoney.org 

The 29 sub campaigns/projects under the mega campaign are:

  1. #ConstructMari – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.60 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Koromari PS
  2. #BuildKirkir – Tracking NGN 8,210,015.11 for the Construction of a block of three (3) classrooms, office and store in Kirkir PS
  3. #RenovateKurnawa – Tracking NGN 3,542,674.80 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Kurnawa PS
  4. #ElevateAlkali – Tracking NGN 3,492,112.45 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Garin Alkali
  5. #ErectBayamari – Tracking NGN 4,541,213.42 for the Renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Bayamari
  6. #ConstructMari – Tracking NGN 3,502,640.00 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Bayamari
  7. #RenovateKirkir – Tracking NGN 3,615,216.72 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Kirkir PS
  8. #ConstructDadigar – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.60 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Dadigar PS
  9. #ConstructGadine – Tracking NGN 7,501,245.60 for the Construction of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Gadine PS
  10. #RebuildTabawa – Tracking NGN 5,160,817.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Tabawa PS
  11. #ErectKujeri – Tracking NGN 5,423,317.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Kuji Kujeri PS
  12. #RevampDumburi – Tracking NGN 5,423,317.27 for the Construction of two (2) bedroom staff quarters in Dumburi PS
  13. #EducateGarin – Tracking NGN 1,600,310.65 for the Construction of four (4) holes VIP Toilet in GDJSS Garin Alkali
  14. #BuildDapchi – Tracking NGN 1,600,310.65 for the Construction of four (4) holes VIP Toilet in GDJSS Dapchi
  15. #RenovateBaya – Tracking NGN 3,412,257.22 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Bayamari
  16. #UpgradeGarin – Tracking NGN 3,443,257.22 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Garin Alkali
  17. #EstablishDapchi – Tracking NGN 3,452,235.25 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Dapchi
  18. #ErectGadine – Tracking NGN 4,106,002.83 for the Renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office and store in Gadine PS
  19. #RenovateGadine – Tracking NGN 3,512,336.50 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Gadine PS
  20. #ConstructGadine – Tracking NGN 3,500,047.81 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Gadine PS
  21. #BuildMasaba – Tracking NGN 3,625,343.21 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Masaba PS
  22. #EducateMasaba – Tracking NGN 3,570,327.62 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Masaba PS
  23. #ConstructDumburi – Tracking NGN 3,757,280.54 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Dumburi PS
  24. #EducateDumburi – Tracking NGN 3,720,873.00 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Dumburi PS
  25. #RebuildGawo – Tracking NGN 3,693,420.52 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Mashayan Gawo PS
  26. #BuildGiji – Tracking NGN 3,711,202.38 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Gijigaywa PS
  27. #ConstructMari – Tracking NGN 3,592,611.15 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Koromari PS
  28. #ErectGarin – Tracking NGN 4,111,205.11 for the Renovation of a block of three (3) classrooms, office and store in GDJSS Garin Alkali
  29. #RenovateKurnawa – Tracking NGN 3,656,111.24 for the Renovation of a block of two (2) classrooms, office and store in Kurnawa PS

Preliminary Visit Across Beneficiary Communities

One of The Project Sites in Masaba PS

9/05/2019: Yobe FTM team embarked on a preliminary visit across project sites to evaluate project status and inform the community on the tracking activities of Follow The Money in their respective communities.

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Extensive Community Outreaches Conducted Across project Sites In Bursari LGA

Dilapidated Classroom In Bayamari Community

Dilapidated Classroom In Tabawa Community

18/06/2019: The Yobe Team lead by Aliyu Muazu the State Chapter Lead conducted a thorough and well organised outreach across projects sites in Bursari LGA. The team shared necessary information as regards all project details with the community members, leaders and school management and eventually recorded positive buy-ins of the community on the campaigns. Find Full Report Here

FOI Response from Yobe State Basic Universal Board  

24/04/2019  Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board responded by assuring that the request for FOI will be met. 

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Yobe SUBEB Shares BOQ Summary

26/06/2019: YOBE SUBEB demonstrated a high level of collaboration with Follow The Money as regards project tracking across communities in BURSARI LGA by making available a summary of the Bill of Quantity.

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FTM Yobe Launches Its Radio Programme

10/06/2019: To further promote citizen participation and create a platform for information sharing, the Yobe FTM Team shared tracking experience and monitoring outcome on Sahel FM 89.50 Damaturu.

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Project Implementation has Commenced In Some Project Sites

Construction Work Ongoing On In Gadine Primary School

9/7/2019: Following the tracking activities across project sites and the awareness created by the team on citizen participation in developmental projects, follow the money Yobe team, were alerted by the community members on project status. The team immediately embarked on another rank of project monitoring to evaluate the level of work done and match it side by side with the bills of quantities. 

Project Anomalies Recorded Across Project Sites

9/7/2019: Although project Implementation in some sites are completed, some anomalies were recorded and contractors executed the projects with substandard materials. 

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Follow The Money Embarked On A Mega Town Hall Meeting

Group Photograph of Participants During The Town Hall Meeting

2/8/2019: The Yobe FTM Team organised a mega town hall meeting in Bursari LGA, to convey all benefiting community stakeholders and representatives of SUBEB for a robust discussion as regards project implementation across all project sites. Major outcome from the meeting showcased a large turnout from the community members and effective dialogue on project implementation. Observations, Questions and Answers were made and the community agreed on a follow -up plan to visit SUBEB for further discuss. 

Implementation status Across Project Sites In Bursari LGA

2/8/2019: Below are the status of the project across different sites

  • Project implementation is on-going but the contractor didn’t carry the head teacher and community along in the implementation process in Kirkir Primary School.
  • Project implementation is completed and the contractor carried the community along in the implementation process in Gajigaiwa Primary School
  • Project implementation is on-going but the contractor didn’t carry along head teacher and community in the implementation process in Koromari Primary School
  • In Kurnawa primary School, one out of the two project completed and the other is on-going 
  • Project implementation is completed and the contractor carried along the Head teacher and Community in the implementation process also the head teacher is satisfied with the implementation in GDJSS Garin Alkali
  • Some of projects implementation are on-going while construction of Staff quarters is yet to commence in Dumburi Primary School 
  • The implementation is on-going but slow and not according to specification in Masaba primary School
  • In Gadine Primary school, Some projects are on-going while others are completed. The School is satisfied with the completed renovation but not satisfied with the on-going renovation in the school. 
  • Poor quality of project implementation was reported in GDSS Bayamari 
  • Poor quality of project implementation was reported in GDSS Dadigar primary School 
  • Project implementation is completed is completed in Mashayan Gawo
  • Project implementation is on-going in GDJSS Dapchi
  • Project implementation is on-going in Kuje kujeri primary school
  • Implementation yet to commence in Tabawa primary school 

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Monitoring Report To Implementing Agency

8/9/2019: In a bid to strengthen collaboration with Yobe State SUBEB, the team sent a monitoring report highlighting all the findings across all projects state. Also, the team requested for a courtesy visit where all issues were to be discussed.

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