The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has appealed to Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo to support the agency with N248 million for the expansion of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM).
The officer in charge of UNICEF Bauchi field office, Drissa Yeo, made the call during the 2018 state engagement plan development meeting in Gombe yesterday.
He also called on the governor to direct for the release of N10 million for 2017/2018 annual school census and maintenance of education management information system servers; and facilities in the Ministry of Education and state Universal Basic Education Board for female teachers’ trainees scholarship scheme.
Yeo called on the state government to buy-in to the female teacher trainees’ scholarship scheme project by endorsing an MoU to sponsor more girls and enunciate a policy on recruitment and deployment of more female teachers and FTTSS graduates to teach in rural schools across the state.
“This is our first joint meeting in Gombe state since the federal government and UNICEF started a new 5-year programme which will be implemented from 2018-2022; it is also the first time UNICEF is bringing all neighboring states to Gombe state to plan together. This is the result of the good collaboration we have enjoyed and continue to enjoy with the Gombe state government,” he said.