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Sokoto Govt pays N1.8b to UNICEF to boost education, health, sanitation

L-R: Deputy Governor of Sokoto State Ahmed Aliyu, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, UNICEF Nigeria’s Deputy Country Representative, Pamella Ironside, UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer for Sokoto, Muhammad Mouhiddeen and Sokoto CAN Chairman, Reverend Ahmadu Mamman, at the launching of Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum (ACEF) in Sokoto…Tuesday
L-R: Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer for Sokoto, Muhammad Mouhiddeen and Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, signing an MoU at the launching of Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum (ACEF) in Sokoto…Tuesday
R-L: UNICEF Nigeria’s Deputy Country Representative, Pamella Ironside, Chief Justice of Sokoto State, Justice Bello Abbas, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his deputy, Ahmed Aliyu, at the launching of Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum (ACEF) in Sokoto…Tuesday

Sokoto state government said 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 roles in effecting desired change in the state.
“Our past collaborations have impacted positively on target 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.

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