Katsina State government and the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) has signed a N1.3 billion naira Memorandum of Understanding for partnership.
The multi million naira MoU is for the state and UNICEF to partner in the critical sectors of education, health and water supply.
This year’s figure is higher than the N916 million committed by both the state government and UNICEF for similar sectors last year.
While Governor Aminu Bello Masari signed on behalf of the state government, Ms Padamavathi Yelda, the UNICEF Chief Field Officer, signed for UNICEF.
Speaking shortly after he appended his signature on the MoU, Governor Masari pledged to redeemed the state’s counterpart so as to ensure effective implementation.
Masari who lauded the UNICEF and other development partners for their support said the critical sectors of education, health and water supply which covered the area of the MoU are part of the state government’s priority agenda.
In a brief remarks, the UNICEF representative urged the state government to fulfil its part of the agreement by ensuring prompt payment of the counterpart fund.