Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Four States Top UBE Fund Access

Four northern states have provided counterpart funding and have accessed more than 90 percent of their funds at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

UBEC acting Executive Secretary, Professor Charles Onocha, who disclosed this at the 3-day meeting with chairmen of the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) in Asaba, said the states are Kano, Katsina, Bauchi and Jigawa.

Onocha said N38bn was yet to be accessed by states out of the N154.4billion disbursed. Performing states within 75-89% include Adamawa, Edo, Lagos, Rivers, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, Gombe, Kaduna, Kebbi, Kwara, Ekiti, Kogi, Niger, Delta, Borno, Anambra, Enugu, Ondo, FCT and Benue.

Average performing States (55-75%) are Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Osun, Oyo, Nasarawa, Bayelsa, Abia, Sokoto, Plateau and Ogun.

While the non-performing states (0-54%) are Ebonyi and Imo states.

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