Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has promised to honour all agreements with the United Nations Children’s Education Fund(UNICEF), in spite of the dwindling economic situation in the country.
Tambuwal, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, said this on Thursday at a two-day mid-term review meeting on the progress of the joint UNICEF-State Government Annual Work Plan, 2016.
He said: “The state government has done a lot in so many areas of development despite the economic development of the country and surely will do more.
“Sokoto state government will not be left behind in ensuring that we meet the standard and requirements of the fund, for the overall development of the people.
“We will do everything possible to see that our own counterpart fund as required by UNICEF meet the standard in all the sectors of the state.”
Tambuwal described the partnership between the state government and the fund as “one of great honour and the commitment of the state government is always assured”.
The governor commended UNICEF and all other developmental partners in the state for their continuous support for the development of the state and Nigeria at large.
In their separate remarks, the state Commissioners for Health as well as Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Balarabe Kakale and Alhaji Jabbi Kilgori, respectively, acknowledged UNICEF’s intervention in the state.
Speaking earlier, the UNICEF Chief of Sokoto Field Office, Mr Mohammad Mohiuddin, said that the meeting was aimed at prospecting on more ways to further improve the living standard of the people of the state.