The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), said that it has released N1.5 billion to Niger State government for engagement plan of the 2018 intervention programmes implementation in the state.
The chief field officer, UNICEF Kaduna, Dr Zakari Adamol disclosed this at a two-day UNICEF and Niger State 2018 End-Year Review and Working Plan Meeting in Minna, yesterday.
This is sequel to a memorandum of understanding signed between UNICEF and Niger State government in July 6 this year with value of N2.5 billion for engagement plan for the implementation of the 2018 intervention support programmes in the state.
Adam mentioned the areas of UNICEF support intervention programmes to include: nutrition, education, water sanitation and health related issues.
According to the UNICEF chief, “This is the annual review for the whole activities carried out in the year 2018 in the various sectors. We have worked to improve on children nutrition, HIV, child protection, water sanitation and health related issues.”
“The objectives of the intervention programmes is to assist the state in addressing issues facing children and their development in the state,” he added.
He stated further that, “At the end of the year, it is important that all partners sit down together and analyse achievement and progress made and the challenges encountered and sort out those challenges.”
He said the intervention programmes had helped to improve nutrition and education of children saying that the objectives of the meeting was to present reports on activities implemented in the year 2018 and budget analysis, constraints, lessons learned and recommendations for 2019/2020 rolling work plan.