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World bank disburses N25.788bn for community development projects

08 February 2014, 07:54

Abuja - The World Bank has disbursed N25.788 billion ($165.307on Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in 26 states between 2009 and 2013.

This is contained in a world bank’s report “Fostering Transformational Development in Nigeria”

Some of the states include Abia, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo and Katsina.

Others include; Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara state.

The report stated that the communities involved had recorded progress in education, health, water and environment.

Other areas it added include transport, electricity, skills acquisition and Local Government Area and Community partnership building.

According to the report, about 77.52 percent of the communities’ population has access to good drinking water.

It said that 172 188 attendance were now recorded in new health centres while the number of women attending antenatal and postnatal clinic was now 36,100 in all the participating communities.

According to the statement, 31.23 percent area of land has been protected through erection of erosion controls, gully drains and woodlot.

"There is 53.48 percent reduction in travel time due to new roads,” it said.

The document further stated that 3 312 new small scale businesses had been established with about 66.5 percent of the participants actively supporting their communities.

The project is established to increase access of poor people to improved social and natural resources and infrastructure services.

-     NAN


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