the Millennium Development
Goals, MDG, has constructed 19
Primary Health Clinics, PHCs,
and 36 classrooms in Plateau, an
official has said.
Mr. Samuel Damla, the State
Coordinator of the programme,
said yesterday in Jos that the
projects were executed under the
2014 local government track of the
He said that although the MDGs
had been winded off in December
2015, “the PSU is still intervening
in six local governments’’ due to
delay in the release of funds for
the projects.
“When I took over, N600
million counterpart fund from
the state was available, but the
N600 million from the Federal
Government was yet to come in.
“The law forbids us from
touching the money until we get
the counterpart from both parties
(state and Federal Government).
“The 50 per cent counterpart
from the Federal Government
came in December 2015 and we
immediately swung into action.
“We have so far constructed 19
PHCs, 36 classrooms, 17 boreholes
and nine VIP toilets in the local
governments,” he explained.
The Coordinator listed the
benefitting local governments to
include Jos North, Barkin Ladi,
Mangu, Kanke, Shendam and
“Plateau will wait for the
domestication of Sustainable
Development Goals, SDGs, but
we will continue with MDGs
intervention in rural communities
in accordance with available
funds,’’ he said.
Damla said that the MDGs
had impacted positively on the
lives of rural people, especially
in the areas of poverty reduction,
education, health care and women

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