By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto—A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, covering health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene worth N2.8 billion has been signed by Sokoto State Government and UNICEF.
Disclosing that the state government had paid its counterpart funding of N1.7 billion, Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed, yesterday, during the signing of the MoU, that UNICEF’s intervention in education, health, nutrition and sanitation had improved the lives of the people of Sokoto State.
UNICEF’s Country Representative, Muhammad Fall described the Fund’s partnership with Sokoto State government as “most outstanding at the state level in Nigeria.”
He also commended Tambuwal for giving priority to education in the state’s budget for 2016 and 2017, adding that “28 percent of the budget in education is beyond the standard set by UNESCO.”