26th Sep, 2019 @ 08:44 AM

UNICEF: Pledges to partner with State Government in Education, Health and Sanitation sectors


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Mr Maulid Warfa has said that, The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) pledges continuous support to the education, health and sanitation programmes of the present administration to enhance the living condition of Nigerians.

The UNICEF Chief Field Officer, who is in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States, has made the pledge on Wednesday in Katsina, when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Aminu Masari.

Mr Maulid WafaMr Maulid Warfa, The Unicef Chief Officer in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.

Warfa who hails from Ethopia and was later moved to Nigeria as UNICEF Chief Officer from Iraq had applauded the Katsina State Governor for  not sidelining education since he was on seat.

He affirms that UNICEF was ready to work in conjunction with the state government to achieve successes in all the sectors to enhance the living standard of the citizens.

Gov Masari, in response, assures that the partnership between UNICEF and Katsina State Government would continue for meaningful development. He therefore stressed on the need for programmes under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN), education and health sectors for improvement to be organized by UNICEF.

Gov Aminu MasariThe Executive Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari

 He noted that recently, the state has been faced with security challenges which leads to the shutdown of some schools, linking the problem to the herdsmen in Rugu forest, he calls on UNICEF to lend helping hands in solving the puzzle before them. He said:

 In the last few weeks, the government had been trying to ensure that normalcy return in some parts of the state.

 Following the government efforts on peace initiative with bandits, the government can now go into the forest to implement the interventions on education, healthcare, earth dams and grazing reserves for herdsmen

Massari, being optimisitic that UNICEF had the capacity, had assures that schools shutdown will be opened again



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