EU, UNICEF to spend $60m in Bauchi, Adamawa, Kebbi states

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

The Euro­pean Union and the United Na­tions Chil­dren’s Fund (UNICEF) will spend $60 mil­lion in var­i­ous women and child in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams in Bauchi, Adamawa and Kebbi states.

The Head of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and De­vel­op­ment for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the project in the state, Al­haji Muham­mad Inuwa Bello, dis­closed this dur­ing a cour­tesy visit on the Bauchi State Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Nige­ria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ) in Bauchi, say­ing the project was aimed at strength­en­ing pri­mary health­care and com­mu­nity re­silience for im­proved ma­ter­nal, new­born, child health and nu­tri­tion in the three north­ern states where he said 2.7 mil­lion un­der-5 chil­dren and 850,000 women would be di­rect ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

He said the project’s goal was to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce ma­ter­nal and child mor­tal­ity to­wards the achieve­ment of SDG num­ber 3.

Re­spond­ing, the state chair­man of the NUJ, Com­rade Ibrahim Malam Goje, pledged the sup­port of the NUJ for the suc­cess of the project.

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