Nasarawa Among States benefiting from $10m World Bank Fiscal Transparency Grant
….Earmarks N950m to build markets, pay gratuity
By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has disclosed that the state has become of states in the country to benefit from the $10m each World Bank Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability grant.
Engineer Sule disclosed this while delivering a speech at a sensitization workshop organized by the National Population Commission, on Enumeration Area Demarcation, in Lafia, on Wednesday.
According to the Governor, even though the state missed out on similar interventions previously, his administration is committed to exploiting every available intervention programme that is of benefit to the state.
Engineer Sule announced that his administration is dedicating the funds for things that will make impact on the lives of the people.
He specifically said his administration will take N250m out of the money, to pay gratuity of retirees who may have lost hope of ever getting their entitlement, as well as N350m each for the construction of markets in Nasarawa Eggon and Akwanga.
Engineer Sule added that even though the state lost out on several other intervention programme, Nasarawa has also recorded successes in some areas, with for instance, an organization of the United Nations, coming to Nigeria for the first time, selected Panda, in Karu Local Government Area, to build a school.
“There are so many other things that are coming up, that Nasarawa State is qualified but there are so many that we were losing.
“That is why we are not resting, we are following every of the intervention programme,” the Governor said.
He said his administration was lucky to have experts in development work, who are assisting the state in that direction.