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Nwifuru Moves To Partner World Bank To Drive Development

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Governor Francis Nwifuru has made a case for more support and cooperation from the World Bank to help drive key sectors of development.

The State Chief Executive made the plea on Thursday during a meeting with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) State to State Team in his office

He stated that the government has obtained significant funding from State to State programs, but emphasized the need for further progress in that area.

When we started this issue of State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability, (SFTAS), we were able to achieve a lot through our commitment and your support’

‘We are happy because of what we were able to get, but I urge you to give us more support, any area we are behind, involve our people because we are still loosing a lot in the implementation of World Bank Projects’.

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The Governor acknowledged the modest efforts of the previous administration in infrastructure and human capital development and assured he will always work with development partners to improve on the feat.

Earlier in a remark, the Leader of the team Dr Joe Abah,  said they were in the governor’s office to brief him on the activities of the State to State programme.

‘Ebonyi has made tremendous progress in public financing,  management and transparency’.

‘Since 2020, we have focused on support to Internally Generated Revenue, participation of citizens in  governance and how to mitigate conflict in the State.’

‘Ebonyi State  has been doing medium expenditure framework successfully in line with the requirements of the fiscal responsibility laws’

Dr Abah said that the World Bank has helped the State develop medium-term sector strategy in three key sectors of Education, Health, water and sanitation.

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