Partnership with foreign donors spurs development in Kebbi, says Bagudu
Kebbi State Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu has described the state government’s partnership with international donor agencies as a way of bringing sanity to his administration’s development projects.
He disclosed yesterday at the launching of Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria project at the presidential lodge in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
He added that the partnership with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other donor agencies was a way of bringing more awareness about government’s activities and ensuring rapid development of the state.
Bagudu, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Baba umar Yauri, said the present administration has been committed to women development by empowering them with different skill acquisitions and appointing them to political positions in the state.
The programme, which was organised in collaboration with the ActionAid Nigeria with aim of sensitising women on the need to participate fully in politics and other government activities.
Yauri, who further explained that recently the state government released N20m for the purchase of HIV/AIDs drugs to all health facilities in the state, said, “The drugs is to complement efforts of the donor agencies for their support in reducing the menace in the state, especially those affected with infection.”
Speaking, Executive Director, Kebbi State chapter of the Association of Women Living With HIV/AIDs in Nigeria, Mrs. Esther Hindi Mallaim, said the aim of the programme was to address issues of women abused physically, psychologically and sexually.
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