World Bank has selected Kaduna State to receive $2 million grant to advance the Save a Million Children Programme in the state.
The government said that the grant is in view of the progress made by the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in improving the standard of living in the state, especially women and children.
Speaking at the formal presentation of the final report of the 2015 All Progressives Congress, APC transition committee, the Governor said “The House of Assembly has passed legislation to bring our primary Healthcare under one Roof hence ensuring credibility and attracting donor support.
According to the Governor, “the effort to improve our Healthcare system is receiving international and local awards, thanks to the effectiveness of the Commissioner, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok, and the dedicated staff of the health ministry.
“UNAIDS, gave Kaduna State the prize for the best performing State during the Maternal Newborn and Child Healthcare, MNCH week.
“MTN foundation selected our submission to upgrade the maternity wards of five of our general hospitals. Last week, the world Bank selected Kaduna State for a USD 2 million grant to advance the Save a million Children programme.”
The Governor also revealed, “We have ended the practice of making students pay for admission form into any state owned school, effectively savings our parents nearly 4 billion in 2016.
“Teacher recruitment is advanced, while training modules for current teachers have been developed. As the education agenda unfolds, we are energising the local economy with contracts for the renovation and construction of primary schools and supplies of furniture.
“My formal receipt of the final report also marks the official conclusion of the work of the 2015 transition committee.”
He however said the work ahead is enormous and charge the committee members to always be ready to serve the state or the country in any capacity anytime they are called upon.
On his part, chairman of the committee and Secretary to the State Government, Balarabe Abbas Lawal said, the committee was constituted and saddled with the task of studying issues on ground and to proffer useful recommendations to guide government in discharging its responsibilities.
He then prayed that the recommendation in the report would set the state on the part of greatness.


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