World Bank pledges more intervention in Kogi

Elizabeth Christopher, Abuja


The World Bank has pledged to give more support towards developing and eradicating poverty in Kogi State.

The bank and the Kogi State Government held a meeting on Thursday.

The Director General of Media and Publicity, for the Kogi State government, Kingsley Fanwo said both parties had fruitful and useful deliberations on issues of development and poverty alleviation in the State.

“As you are aware, the Governor Of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello led the Government delegation while that of the World Bank Group was led by the Country Director, Rachid Benmessaoud.

“There were useful conversations on how to improve education, agriculture and healthcare as well interventions on a more habitable environment for the people of Kogi State.

“The Governor thanked the World Bank for all its programs and projects in Kogi State, expressing his determination to continue to partner with the bank for the development of the state and her people,” he explained.

Mr Fanwo said a review of the partnership performance of the State was quite encouraging as various Project Leaders spoke glowingly about the excellent commitment of the Government of Kogi State.

The good news for the people of the State is that both parties have agreed to work together in specific development areas that will impact the people positively.

The State delegation which was led by the Governor also includes the Commissioners of Finance, Education , Agriculture and Rural Development; among others.


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