NEWS: Adamawa State Government Provides Over Three Billion Naira in approved Appropriation Budget for the Three delivery Platforms of the NG-CARES Programmes.
By: Yusuf Umar
Deputy Governo,r Chief Crowther Seth gave the revelation while granting audience to the officials of the federal NG-CARES support unit and the world Bank who were on a courtesy visit in the State.
The Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) implementing support mission to Adamawa is to expand access to livelihood support and food security services, and grants for poor and vulnerable households as well as firms.
He acknowledged that the mission and vision of NG-CARES program is in line with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri's eleven point agenda, to include; Agriculture, Industrialization and wealth creation, infrastructural development, water supply, sanitation, Youth and women empowerment.
He described NG-CARES as result oriented program, reiterating that the purposeful leadership of Governor Fintiri is on cause to support such initiative through the delivery platforms of CSDA, FADAMA, PAWECA and SCCU.
Chief Crowther regretted that COVID-19 pandemic has put significant pressure to the people of Adamawa, Nigeria and the world at large, crippling jobs and placed hundreds of thousands of livelihood at risk.
The number two citizen said drastic measures established to contain the spread of the dreaded disease through lockdown and restrictions of movement have created serious impediments to economic activity and consequently, to livelihood, food security and nutrition.
The Deputy Governor used the forum to give kudos to the federal government and the world Bank for such a great partnership, stressing that it has laudable potential of lifting the people out of abject poverty.
Speaking earlier, the national coordinator Federal NG-CARES Abdulkarim Obaje, said they are on implementation support mission of the program to Adamawa and all the 36 states of the federation.
He revealed that the 36 states of the federation have gotten approval of 35.3 billion naira by the world Bank to the federal government in March 2022, noting that Adamawa received 900 million naira to enable the state delivery platforms kick start the implementation of the NG-CARES program.
The coordinator however, lauded governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his generous support to all the delivery platforms in the state, even as he advocated for more funding for successful implementation of the project.
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