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

FG approves N1.2 billion MDG projects for Abia

By Boniface Okoro, Umuahia on 17/12/2012

Gmail icon

Views: 3,403


For judicious use of previous funds and proper execution of Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) projects, Abia State is to receive N1.2 billion for 2012 MDGs projects.

The N1.2b, a conditional cash transfer for 2012 MDGs projects, would be dedicated to execution of projects in four local government areas.

The benefitting local governments are Arochukwu, Ukwa East, Isiala Ngwa South and Umuahia North. While the federal government would provide half of the money, the state government would pay equal amount as counterpart fund.

An elated Special Adviser to the President on MDGs, Dr. (Mrs.) Precious Gbeneol, who was in Umuahia to commission MDGs projects worth N600m the federal government executed in collaboration with Abia State Government in the state for the 2011 project year, praised the state for fully executing the projects.

The projects include 17 ambulances for the 17 local government areas of the state and 43 health centres, completed and equipped in the three focal local government areas of Obingwa, Ikwuano and Ohafia.

Gbeneol said the projects were targeted at the poor with the aim of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and improve the lives of vulnerable members of the society.

She urged benefiting communities and local government chairmen to ensure utilisation and maintenance of the projects.

Governor Theodore Orji said at the occasion that a total of 250 health centres and 10 solar boreholes, among others, have been constructed in the state since 2007 when Abia joined the MDGs programme.

He observed that the projects have made positive impact on lives of the people, especially the rural poor who have demonstrated this by providing adequate protection for the projects located in their areas and requested for inclusion of more local government areas from the state.

In her remark, Executive Secretary Abia Sate Planning Commission, Mrs. Adanma  Iheuwa, said the state joined the league of MDG States in 2007, adding that since then the state has continued to benefit from the implementation of MDGs projects.

Special Adviser to the President on MDGs, Dr. (Mrs.) Precious Gbeneol.

Source News Express

Posted 17/12/2012 8:03:25 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Fake psychiatrist works for 22 years in UK...

6 children still trapped in collapsed Kaduna building...

Rio 2016 Olympics qualifier: Okumagba thumbs up U-23...

Imo to immortalise Justice Oputa •Okorocha promises befitting...

Big shots flood Bayelsa for burial of President...

South-East PDP Governors, Ekweremadu, others vow to end...

Soldiers ready to testify in case of rigged...

Ex-Pakistani President Zardari arrested on corruption charges

Take politics out of religion, Makinde urges Nigerians...

Radio Biafra back with a bang —IPOB •Releases...

Ibadan: Abductors release Oba Balogun’s twins after receiving...

Fuel Scarcity: Enugu lawmakers visit filling stations

 

Latest News BREAKING: APC in early lead in Bayelsa governorship election Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat Ohanaeze loses ex-President KogiDecides2019: We shall record zero votes in areas where ballot boxes were snatched ― INEC Minimum Wage: We’re still negotiating with Labour ― Lagos Government Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu Nigerian security forces open fire on journalists, protesters Zik’s Lecture: Koroma, Obi, Nwobodo, others harp on purposeful migration EFCC nabs brothers for ‘dupping’ Yahoo Boys Nigeria is dying ― Prof. Utomi •Says elections since 1999 have been rigged Rape suit: No court imposed N1m fine on me ― Busola Dakolo Abia: Appeal Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s election victory

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,808 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,317 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,445 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,771 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,655 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (281,175 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,798 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,990 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,531 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,928 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,431 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,117 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (109) Business & Economy (4,574) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,213) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (486) News (54,031) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,742) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,226) 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