Buni, World Bank meet on education, infrastructure
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has met with Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist of the World Bank’s Multi-Sectoral Crises Recovery
Project, Mr. Ayan Parvez, in Abuja to help the state upgrade its infrastructure and the education sector.
The global bank’s support is targeted at the education and infrastructure because of the damage the two critical sectors faced under the Boko Haram insurgency.
The meeting was part of Buni administration’s efforts to partner with the World Bank Group on key recovery, reconstruction and development issues in the state.
It was attended by the national coordinator of the Multi-Sectoral Crises Recovery Project, Mohammed Danjuma.
The meeting largely focused on projects in the education and infrastructure sectors, especially on roads and bridges.
The initiative seeks to “support the government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical service delivery infrastructure” and improving the “livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities” as well as working to “strengthen social cohesion in the Northeast participating in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
Meanwhile, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has offered food and non-edible items to Yazara Orphanage Home in Potiskum town.
The items were presented by the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Muhammad Goje, who said SEMA is mandated by Governor Mai Mala Buni to meet the nutrition demands and general welfare of orphanage homes across the state.
Among the Items delivered to the orphans included 10 bags of rice (50kg), three gallons of oil (50 litres), two bags of salt, five cartons of tin tomatoes, detergent, soap, one bag of children’s shoes and 8.2 belts of used clothes (children wears).
After the distribution, the orphans offered special prayers for peace and progress to reign in the state.