By Shina Abubakar
Osun State has emerged the best-performing state in Nigeria in World Bank Project Implementation.
The state also emerged the best among the participating states in the country in the Rural Access and Mobility Project 2 (RAMP 2) implementation.
This was disclosed by the World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, Rachid Banmessaoud, in a Commendable Performance Letter, addressed to the state government.
He said Osun has also been recognised by World Bank Task Team Leaders as a strong performer in project implementation.
He commended the high sense of diligence and commitment displayed by the state government which according to him, earned it the award.
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“This is to appreciate your support and state’s participation in the just concluded Nigeria Portfolio Performance Awards ceremony hosted by the World Bank Country Office in Abuja, and to congratulate you on your state’s commendable performance which led to it winning the best performing state under the Rural Access and Mobility Project 2 (RAMP 2).
“Osun has also been recognised by World Bank Task Team Leaders as a strong performer in project implementation.
“The event recognised the performance of project implementation teams across the state and federal institutions. Furthermore, state delegates were afforded the opportunity to network and share knowledge with their colleagues from other states.
“Consequently, we invite your State Focal Person to the first phase of the FY20 Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) which will focus on strengthening the coordination mechanism at the state level to ensure Nigeria meets the FY20 Portfolio Performance Indicator Targets”, Banmessaoud added.