TARABA And 5 other North Eastern states to benefit from ADB $250m

TARABA and five other states of the North East are to benefit from a $250 million intervention provided by the African Development Bank‎ (ADB) in order to develop the region.
 The other North East states that will benefit from the grant include; Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Taraba states.
 Leader of the Bank's delegation, Mrs Rosemond Offei-Awuku, disclosed this  in Bauchi on Saturday at a stakeholders meeting with representatives of various ministries and government agencies.
 The meeting which was held  to discuss the various‎ areas of interventions which the money would be disbursed and channelled into.
 She said that the grant will enable the bank to key into the rebuilding efforts of the Nigerian Federal Government for the North East region.
 She noted that, out of the amount, $150 million will be channeled into the water and sanitation sector while the remaining $100 million will be used for socio-economic interventions in various sectors of economic empowerment like, job creation, skills acquisition and other areas.
 Mrs Offei-Awuku noted that the grant was reviewed upwards by the bank after other components were added apart from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.
 Responding, the Bauchi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mohammed Ghali Abdulhamid, welcomed the delegation to the state and commanded the African Development Bank for the support.
 He recalled that the Bank's delegation which had earlier visited the state in November 2015 has appreciated the state's government's effort to improve water supply and hygiene.

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