Lagos - The Federal Government has secured a $78 million grant from the World Bank and the European Development Fund (EDF) for the execution of water and sanitation projects in the country.
The World Bank task team leader in charge of state and local government projects Mr Ikechukwu Nweje, said the grant was specifically for six states, namely; Anambra, Cross River, Kano, Jigawa, Osun and Yobe.
Nweje explained that the implementation of the programme in these states was a collaboration between the two foreign donors.
He said the meeting between his organisation and EU officials was to assess the preparedness of the state and local governments for the implementation of the projects in July.
Nweje said that the partnership between the bank and the EU was to ensure that projects were effectively carried out.
– CAJ News