The Plateau State Government has pledged its total commitments in supporting the implementation of programs of the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) for the benefits of its citizenry in the state by making provision in the 2016 budget as part of its effort in complimenting on the giant strides made in the state by UNICEF.
The Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Planning Commission Mr. Henry Lenkwap represented by Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Mrs. Susan Goma stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2015 UNICEF ‘s annual review and planning meeting held in Jos, applauding the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the harmonious collaborations over the years in the state.
The Chief Field Officer of the UNICEF Dr. Abdulai Katai overseeing 6 states within the northern part of the Country expressed satisfaction in the implementation of its plans for the year 2015.
Dr Katai who oversees Plateau, Bauchi, Adamawa. Gombe, Taraba and Jigawa states said funds the corporations receives from the Nigerian Government has enabled UNICEF delivered her programs covering 5 sectors in parts of the Country ranging from Maternal and neo-natal child health, polio and HIV, water, sanitation and hygiene, quality basic education as well as child protection and nutrition.
The results of its field work presented at the annual meetings with details are been rated as one hundred percent (100%) achieved in the area of nutrition, health, water provisions through hand pumps in Communities, education, and child protection in the Country.
One of the participants, Musa Haruna from the national population commission Bauchi state said the Commission has achieved a lot through their partnership with UNICEF and has enable the Commission register more newly born children under the child protection program in the state.
He urged more commitments by state governors in the country in other to meet the desired goals of UNICEF.