Kano clears 500 million naira matching fund for World Bank climate project

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The Kano State Executive Council approved 500 million naira as matching funding for the implementation of a six-year project supported by the World Bank, titled “Agroclimatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes”.

Information Commissioner Malam Muhammad Garba revealed this when briefing reporters on the results of the council meeting on Wednesday.

He said the project aimed to increase the adoption of climate resilience landscape management practices and improve livelihoods in targeted arid and semi-arid watersheds in northern Nigeria.

He said the board also approved the extension of the memorandum of understanding on the health program between the state government, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

According to Garba, the memorandum of understanding, which follows significant progress made in the program, aims to improve routine immunization services in the state with an emphasis on optimizing vaccine availability at the point of care. provision of services, among others.

He also announced that the council had approved a memorandum of understanding between the state government and the Medina Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the physical training of 5,000 teachers in Madina, courses for students and the setting in place of virtual classrooms.

He said the state government would be responsible for providing round-trip airfare, visas and a training allowance to the first group of 50 teachers who would attend the intensive training.

The commissioner added that the council also approved the release of 94.9 million naira to facilitate the payment of rents for shops and garages in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 2020 and 2021.

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