by Usman Alabi
The Adamawa government said on Friday that it would partner with the World Bank to spend $7.5 million to fund agriculture in the state.
Mr. Waziri Ahmadu, the state’s commissioner for agriculture and natural resources disclose this at the commencement of training for staff and stakeholders of Fadama 111 Second Additional Financing (AF11) project for North-East in Yola.
The commissioner said that the investment would be a huge support to communities in the state especially in this period of recession.
According to the governor “the World Bank‘s aim of improving food security and agricultural restoration was in line with the state and federal government’s agenda to improve the livelihood of the IDPs through agriculture.
“I am assuring the World Bank team of the state government’s collaboration to make sure the project succeeds and is completed in good time.”
The commissioner further stated that the government would pay its own part of the fund which is the counterpart fund and that arrangement are being made to pay for other outstanding projects of about N100 million.
“We will show diligence and follow established World Bank procedure and also report to the national coordinator of our achievement on regular basis” he said.