An estimated nineteen billion Naira meant for aid and development projects in Gombe State is tied up due to the nonpayment of counterpart funds.
This was revealed this during a strategy meeting hosted by governor Inuwa Yahaya with managers and coordinators of donor-funded projects in the state.
Infant and maternal health, agriculture, education and rural development, these are major sectors aid agencies and donor organisations give priority.
The meeting between Gombe state government and managers of donor-funded projects is aimed at building synergy and ensuring that their funding impacts on target beneficiaries.
Governor Muhammadu Yahaya and his team are displeased that so much funds are tied up or under-utilized.
Lots of statistics, pictures, and numbers. Representatives of the development partners showed some of their achievements and also explained the challenges they face.