NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Ajimobi wants review of Oyo partnership with World Bank

By News Express on 01/11/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,437


Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called for the restructuring of the state’s working relationship with the World Bank for efficiency, effectiveness and timely execution of projects.

Ajimobi made the call on Monday in Ibadan when he received a 14-member World Bank delegation led by Mr Benmessaoud Rachid, the bank’s Country Director in Nigeria.

Ajimobi said the state government would be very glad to see a timely, effective and efficient delivery of World Bank projects for the benefit of the people.

“I am very concerned on the slow rate of the World Bank projects. We are not happy about the level of deliverables in our relationship with World Bank.

“I don’t support a situation, where a representative of your bank will be responsible solely to the bank.

“I believe most of these projects are loans and such must be known to both parties in the relationship,’’ said the Oyo State governor.

He urged the World Bank to continue to collaborate with his administration in improving the socio-cultural well-being of the people.

Ajimobi said the state was already working with the bank on education, adding that the government believed in capacity building for its citizenry.

“We believe you can assist us in the area of teachers’ training, out-of-school project, infrastructure, environment, reduction in maternal death, agriculture and waste-to-energy projects.

“We believe that agriculture can take the country out of recession as the largest employer of labour with multiplier effect: Oyo State is the largest producer of poultry products in Nigeria.

“The state also has potential for rice cultivation instead of the billions of dollars expended on the importation of rice,’’ the governor said.

Ajimobi said that the state agriculture initiative – Agric Oyo – would impact more than one million citizens.

Earlier, Rachid said the World Bank team was in the state to demonstrate its commitment to the existing partnership, enhance prosperity and reduce hunger.

“We have six projects valued at 241 million dollars under implementation in the state.“One of the six projects is valued at 200 million dollars for urban sector projects.

“The remaining five projects, worth 41 million dollars, cuts across community development projects, HIV/AIDS and agriculture,” he said.

Rachid said the bank was ready to assist the state in any aspect it needed support.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor presented a talking drum to the World Bank delegation during the visit. (NAN)

•Photo shows Governor Ajimobi.

Source News Express

Posted 01/11/2016 05:11:15 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
NiMet predicts cloudy Monday, plus sunny and hazy...

Ekwueme’s death, shocking — Obasanjo

Students protest over Edo College of Education shutdown...

FG alleges plots by opposition to unleash violence,...

Impeachment: Ekiti lawmakers give Chief Judge 7 days...

Senate gives Buhari five days to submit names...

Calabar carnival to host presidential candidates

Anambra APGA suspends 3 lawmakers over impeachment saga...

Delta Speaker dismisses alleged impeachment threat

Tinubu’s candidate loses Ondo APC primary

Ughalaa dedicates son

Baba-Ari: Nigerians mourn gallant fighter-pilot on Twitter •He...

 

Latest News Billionaire arrested for growing weed Bayelsa guber: APC insists on participation, goes to Appeal Court Non-conveyance of NEC: Oshiomhole unfair to Buhari – APC governors Bribery, sodomy, drug use rampant in Kaduna prison Teenager kills classmate, injures three others INEC in emergency meeting over Bayelsa APC judgment Court strikes out Busola Dakolo's rape suit, fines her N1m Kogi/Bayelsa polls: CSOs seek visa ban for troublemaker politicians Police detain 98 persons for running online gambling Kogi poll: Court to hear suit challenging Bello’s eligibility Friday We’ll regulate social media despite criticism - FG Why National Assembly sealed deal with Buhari - Lawan

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,012 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,948 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,946 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,057 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,301 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (280,076 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,593 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,725 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,225 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,558 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,194 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,951 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,568) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,143) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (703) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,202) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,935) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,718) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera