Gov. Obi Presented N5bn Cheque For MDG Projects Implementation
Governor Peter Obi in his speech said fifteen 32-seater buses would be distributed to the schools of Nursing, Midwifery and laboratory within the next two weeks while hospitals would be equipped.
He directed all the Local Government Councils to discuss with stakeholders in the various communities to choose their areas of need for the interventions.
The Governor expressed gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for increasing Federal Government presence in the State and South-East, as well as encouraging indigenous entrepreneurs, including Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing company, Nnewi.
In her address, the Senior Special Assistant to the president on MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol said the MDGs Office decided to scale up intervention from six to fourteen Local Government Areas because of the outstanding performance in the previous round as well as the timely provision of counterpart funds by the Govenror.
Dr. Gbeneol commended the Governor for adopting the MDGs framework as the developmental policy thrust of his administration, noting that his commitment stood the State out as one of the States with the best rate of project implementation nationwide. She noted that projects would impact positive on many families on completion.
The Chairman MDGs implementation Committee and Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Prof. Chinyere Okunna said the State was ahead of others in the implementation of MDGs.