UNICEF urges Kaduna Govt to timely release Intervention Funds

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UNICEF urges Kaduna Govt to timely release Intervention Funds

UNICEF urges Kaduna Govt to timely release Intervention Funds

The Kaduna State Government has been urged by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to see to the timely release of funds for interventions to improve the lives of women and children in the state.

The UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Kaduna, Dr. Zakari Adam, stated this during an interview with newsmen on Wednesday.

He noted that the quick release of funds allocated would help the government and partners in development to properly implement child-centred programmes and interventions.

According to the Field Officer, this will help UNICEF to organize more funding support from its external partners and other sources.

“With UNICEF and other partners, technical and financial support, Kaduna state is making progress in health, HIV and AIDS, water sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and education among other areas.

“There are more challenges that needs to addressed, most especially the disbursement of funds, to help improve our interventions to meet the needs of children and women in the state.

“Normally, when funds are released by our partners, we on other hand make additional funds available so as to boost the available resources for interventions, particularly in areas of concern.

 “But we are experiencing delays in fund releases by the state government. Even when the funds are released, they are often not cashback on time, to enable us to mobilise additional funding support,” he said.

Adam described Kaduna State as “one of the most committed governments” he has ever worked with.

He, therefore, assured the state government of UNICEF’s resolve to support its commitment in moving the social agenda to greater heights, that would put a smile on the faces of women and children.

UNICEF urges Kaduna Govt to timely release Intervention Funds

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