Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi
Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that more than N11 billion had been spent on various MDGs projects across the state from 2007 to date.
Yuguda stated this at the launching and disbursement of the MDGs Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) under its 2012 Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS) at Gwaram, Alkaleri, Local Government Area of the state.
He said that out of the amount, the Federal Government had contributed more than N5.8 billion, while the state government contributed N5.1 billion.
“The MDGs/CGS programme was a collaborative effort between the Federal and the state governments aimed at meeting the eight goals globally agreed to, among other things, eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education and reduce child morality.
“The programme is totally aligned with the overall goals of my administration.
“There are presently over 1,200 operational primary health centres in the state.
“Work is also ongoing at the new ultra-modern 300-bed specialist hospital in Bauchi; 110-bed general hospital at Zaki; 60-bed cottage hospitals at Yuguda and Bununu, as well as other numerous primary health centres all over the state.
“These have been achieved through the MDGs scheme under a joint funding arrangement between Bauchi State and the Federal Government.”
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