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Sokoto Govt Pays N1.8b To UNICEF To Boost Education, Health, Sanitation | The Precision

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Gov. Tambuwal, UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer
for Sokoto, Muhammad Mouhiddeen and Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar,
signing an MoU at the launching of ACEF in Sokoto


Sokoto
state government says it has paid the sum of N1.8 billion as
counterpart funding in various initiatives entered into with UNICEF to
boost basic education, healthcare delivery and sanitation in the state.
Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this Tuesday at the opening of a three day
forum on high level advocacy and community engagement (ACE) in Sokoto.
The
government also used the event to sign a memorandum of understanding
between UNICEF, the Sultanate Council and the media to enhance coverage
for immunisation and other set objectives.
Speaking
at the event, Tambuwal said the state government’s investment in
education, health, child protection, water management, sanitation and
hygiene have played important role in effecting desired change in the
state.
“Our past collaborations have impacted
positively on taarget beneficiaries, and it is our hope that going
forward, we can deepen access to quality healthcare delivery, access to
clean water, nutrition and sanitation especially in the rural areas,” he
added.
In his remarks, Sultan of Sokoto,
Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, said it is obligatory to take care of the
health needs of the citizens, “as such, this programme is a reminder and
support for our religious teachers.”
He called
on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and pray for a better
society. He also called on religious and traditional rulers to
judiciously utilise the engagement to better their lives.
On
his part, the chairman of the Sokoto State chapter of the Christian
Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Ahmadu Mamman, said christian
community in the state will continue to support such initiatives for the
well-being of the citizens.
UNICEF Nigeria’s
Deputy Country Representative, Pamella Ironside, said her organisation
is fully committed to supporting the advocacy campaign.
“We
will continue to work hand-in-hand with the government and other
stakeholders to ensure rapid development of the life of women and
children in Nigeria,” she stated.
She added
that UNICEF fully appreciates the commitment of the Sokoto state
government in routine immunisation, education, and other related
sectors.
 
 
Source: The Precision

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