21 June 2014

Nigeria: Taraba Spends N2.4 Billion On MDGs Projects

The Taraba State government yesterday disclosed that it had spent over N2.4 billion on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) projects under the outstanding 2013 Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS). Ajiya Garba, secretary, State MDGs Projects Support Unit, stated this at a news conference in Jalingo.

According to him, out of the total sum, N1.2 billion was a federal government intervention fund to the state and some selected local government councils on the scheme.

"Besides the state track projects which all the local government councils enjoy, there are six vulnerable councils selected in which the federal government contributed 600 million and the councils also contributed N600 million.

"These LGAs have peculiar issues that need to be tackled if they are to be on the same level of development in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)," he said.

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