The World Bank Group has pledged more support towards development and poverty eradication in Kogi State.
This indication was given on Thursday at the end of a meeting between the bank and the Kogi State Government.
Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo told newsmen that both parties had “fruitful and useful deliberations on issues of development and poverty alleviation in the State”.
“As you are aware, the Governor Of Kogi State, Alh.Yahaya Bello led the State Government delegation while that of the World Bank Group was led by the Country Director, Rachid Benmessaoud.
“There were useful conversations on how to improve education, agriculture and healthcare as well interventions on a more habitable environment for the people of Kogi State.
“The Governor thanked the World Bank for all its programs and projects in Kogi State, expressing his determination to continue to partner with the bank for the development of the state and her people.
“A review of the partnership performance of the State was quite encouraging as various Project Leaders spoke glowingly about the excellent commitment of the Government of Kogi State.
“The good news for the people of the state is that both parties have agreed to work together in specific development areas that will impact the people of the state positively”.
The State delegation which was led by the Governor also includes the Commissioners of Finance, Education, Agriculture and Rural Development; among others.