Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Uplifting the Niger Delta

Daily Times
21 November 2011

The IFAD-assisted Community-Based Natural Resource Management Programme (CBNRMP) has called on governors of the nine Niger Delta states to pay their counterpart funds promptly, to enable the programme to achieve its goal.

The National Programme Coordinator, Irene Jumbo-Ibeakuzie, said that the non-payment of counterpart funds by some of the states was jeopardising the effective implementation of the programme.

The affected  states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers.

She urged, in particular, state governments which had invested in huge agricultural projects to partner with the programme to ensure that the projects produced maximum results.

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