Katsina - The World Bank has disbursed N330.7 million to 71 communities in Katsina State for the development of infrastructure under the Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP).
Salisu Yar’Adua, the CSDP's General Manager, stated this in Mashi Local Government Area on Thursday while issuing cheques to four communities for the execution of development projects in the area.
He said that the funds were disbursed to the beneficiaries from 2010 till date.
According to him, the bank contributes 90 per cent of the total cost of each project while the community contributes the remaining 10 per cent.
He said most of the projects were on water supply, drainage, electrification, education, agriculture, health and roads.
Yar'Adua said the projects had contributed immensely to improving the living conditions of people by reducing their hardships in various aspects of life.
In his remarks, Salisu Majigiri, the Chief of Staff, Katsina Government House, said that the state government would continue to partner with similar bodies to provide relevant infrastructure to communities.
Majigiri urged the people of the state to continue to support the administration in its efforts to improving their living conditions.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Malam Abbas Sadi, expressed delight for the support and assured that the money would be used judiciously.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that N4.4 million was disbursed to Sabon-Sara, Danmalka, Dangoshi and Gyarta communities of the local government.