In Zamfara Govt signs N2.3bn 2016 work plan with UNICEF

Muhiuddin said that the state was still backward in addressing infant mortality, provision of water and sanitation, among others.

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UNICEF and Zamfara Government on Monday in Gusau signed the 2016 joint Annual Work Plan (AWP) worth N2.3 billion for intervention in education and four areas in the health sector.

Mr Mohammed Muhiuddin, UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer in Sokoto State, said the intervention would cover nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene.

According to him, success of the programmes would depend on timely release of funds by the state government.

Muhiuddin said that the state was still backward in addressing infant mortality, provision of water and sanitation, among others.

According to him, under the 2016 work plan, the state government will contribute N755.68 million, while UNICEF will contribute over N1.5 billion.

Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, the Secretary to the State Government, who spoke after signing the document, said the state government would not fail in its responsibilities.

According to him, in spite lean resources, ``I want to assure you that we will meet up this obligation for the benefit of our people.’’