Interventions: UNICEF Assures Sokoto of Continues Support

By Our Correspondent, Sokoto

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has assured that, it will continue to support Sokoto State in key interventions considering successes achieved so far.

According to UNICEF, the support would no doubt ensure that their legacies in the several interventions would guarantee sustainability.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, UNICEF Country Representative, Mr Peter Hawkins, noted that they would work towards sustaining their legacies in the state.

While acknowledging the efforts and progress made so far by the Sokoto state government, Mr Hawkins added that, UNICEF will continue to work with the state government for the next 3 to 4 years

According to Hawkins, UNICEF would ensure effective collaboration with the state in the areas of portable drinking water and sanitation, education, women and children as well as health among others adding that Sokoto remain one target of UN programmes in Nigeria.

Reacting to the visit, governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Saidu Umar assured that the state is ever ready to collaborate with development agencies for the good of their citizens.

Tambuwal, however thanked UNICEF for its numerous contributions and collaboration with the state government, which according to him has positively touched so many lives in the state and country.

Giving some of their priority list, Tambuwal said education for all, was the reason behind the declaration of state of emergency on the sector which was subsequently backed by the establishment of female education board to help improve enrollment, retention, completion and transition of girl child in schools.

Tambuwal divulged that, his passion in education for all has started yielding results as the state now records over 50% increase in enrolment of out of school children into primary schools.

He further assured that the state will continue to accord priority to timely payment of its counterpart funds to UNICEF and any development partner for the overall good of the people.


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