UNICEF Commend Kwara Government for Spending N92m on Polio, Measles, Others in Six Months
By Uangbaoje Alex, Ilorin
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended the Kwara state government for spending over N92 million on health within the last six months.
Dr Ahmed Tsofo, Health Specialist, UNICEF Kaduna Field Office, gave the commendation on Monday in Ilorin at the 2019 End-Year Review and Planning meeting.
Tsofo said the amount spent by the government between May and November, was an improvement on the previous years’ expenditure on health in the state.
The UNICEF official explained that the money was specifically spent on campaigns on polio, measles and meningitis, which according to him are part of immunisation activities.
According to him, Kwara has surpassed many states that received more money than the state from the international children’s funding agency.
Tsofo, however, said that UNICEF spent N265 million on health activities in the state from January to December.