SDGs: Sokoto Govt, Partners Spend N1.2bn

Gov. Tambuwal observes as water flows from a tap installed by the Sokoto State office of SDGs in Kware LGA
Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal says projects
worth N
1.2 billion have been executed under the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) in six local government areas of the state.


He stated this yesterday at the flag-off of
distribution of materials, drugs and motorcycle under SDG/CGS 2015 local
government track project held at Kware LGA of the state.
Mr Tambuwal said the intervention comprises four sectors namely
education, healthcare services, water supply and agriculture.
The Governor said the sum of N200 million will be
expended in each of the six benefiting local government areas of Kware, Wurno, Kebbe,
Rabah, Isa and Shagari.
According to him, the programme is being financed by
the three tiers of government where 50 percent of the fund comes from the
federal government while the state and local governments contribute 30 percent
and 20 percent respectively.
“Of the these figures, the sum of N414,963,614.50 is
earmarked to support education activities in the state while the sum of
N106,489,673.00 will be expended through the provision of essential drugs and
construction and renovation of primary health centres in the state.
“Similarly, the sum of 265,548.046 has been committed
for the construction of motorized and solar boreholes across the six benefiting
local government areas. On Agriculture, the sum N30,000,000 will be
distributed as grant to agric cooperative societies where one million naira
will be given to each of the five cooperative societies in each of the
benefiting LGAs,” Tambuwal added.
The governor said state government will continue to
meet its entire obligations to the citizens for effective management of
development assistance and bringing rapid growth to the teeming populace
through partnership.
In his goodwill message, the Senior Special Assistant
to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represented
by Adesegun Ogunleye, said the programme was introduced to improve human
development index in Nigeria and give states and local governments financial
and technical support to ensure achievement of the set goals.
He commended the effort of state government on
education, health care and community development.

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