The North West of Nigeria will be getting more assistance from international development partners.
This is evident from the agreement between the World Bank and Sokoto State Government to expand areas of mutual cooperation for development and poverty alleviation.
The Spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, said in a statement on Tuesday in Sokoto that the development was an outcome of a meeting between the governor and the World Bank Country Director, Rachid Messaoud, in Abuja.
He quoted Tambuwal as saying that his Administration had paid all counterpart funding for various projects to be executed jointly by the bank and the state government.
“We have a number of projects we are implementing jointly in critical sectors like irrigation, water management, repairs of dam, health, education and others.
“We have discussed on ways we can hasten up implementation and I am happy with the response we got from the World Bank team.
“Importantly, we have agreed to expand the areas of our cooperation in livestock development, administration and fiscal reform, among others,” Tambuwal said.