The Goal Eight of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is designed to promote "global partnership for development." In other words, to attain the MDGs, there should be global co-operation between and among nations, relevant agencies and stakeholders.
Undoubtedly, the global partnership will be more meaningful if similar partnership between governments and stakeholders, especially non-governmental organisations is achieved at local and national levels.
The entire eight goals are designed to, amongst other things, eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, develop global partnership for development.
It is practically impossible for any state to achieve the MDGs, especially in the area of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in a country where the
It is said that, in the last few years, the state government has spent over N5.9 billion on the execution of projects under the MDGs across the state. This includes the N3.1 billion as counterpart funding from the state for the MDGs projects. Recently, the state government released N528 million as the state government's contribution to the MDGs projects for the year 2013 alone, making it one of the few states in the federation that is working tirelessly to ensure the attainment of the eight goals. The governor himself disclosed that government had also spent N600 million to boost water supply, education and other MDGs-related projects in some selected local government areas of the state.
A total of 68 health clinics were constructed and mobile ambulances introduced in rural areas, while 3,000 boreholes were drilled under the programme. Other MDGs projects executed included 257 VIP toilets, distribution of 33,000 treated mosquito nets and rehabilitation and resettlement of 200 VVF treated patients, among others.
Recently, Alhaji Alhassan Doguwa, chairman of the
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