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June 13, 2024
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Zamfara: World Bank pledges investment on Education, Health and Poverty alleviation

From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau

The World Bank has pledged to invest massively on education, health sectors in Zamfara State, poverty reduction as well as infrastructural development with a view to position the state in a an expected circle to meet the global standard.

The declaration was made today (Thursday) by the Country Director of the World Bank in Nigeria, Mr Shubham Chaudhuri who reintroduced the Bank’s activities to Governor Dauda Lawal who paid him a courtesy visit, saying, they are ready to partner with Zamfara state government, in providing financial support and other engagements.

Mr. Chaudhuri further stressed that the World Bank will invest in programmes such as poverty reduction, good health care system and infrastructure in Zamfara state amidst agile partnership for girl child education, which is a World Bank assisted project in the state, adding that it will be improved.

He noted that, they will also assist the state in boosting revenue generation for sustainable development that will fast track it’s economic growth to the extent well-being of the good people of the state will be uplifted.

Earlier, Governor Lawal Dare sought the World Bank special intervention as Zamfara State is having serious challenges which requires support from the international organization such as the World Bank to help reduce poverty, end insecurity, develop the healthcare system, education, water supply, infrastructure among others.

He noted that Zamfara State as a disadvantaged state is interested in partnering with the Bank as the state is totally bankrupt, saying his administration has taken steps to mitigate unnecessary cost of governance and redundancy.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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