MDGs: Sokoto disburses N31m to 775 beneficiaries


Sokoto State Government said it has disbursed the sum of N31million to 775 beneficiaries under its Conditional Cash Transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals.
Alhaji Bala Kokani, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, disclosed this at a press briefing in Sokoto.
Kokani said that the disbursement of the fund was intended for beneficiaries to send their children to schools.
The Commissioner also said preparations for the 2017 budget had already begun, adding that experts were currently going through the document for necessary fine tuning.
On the 2016 budget, Kokani said that the state government achieved significant success in meeting the targets for the budget and assured that next year more projects would be implemented for the benefit of the people.
He equally expressed satisfaction with the level of implementation of this year’s budget.
Kokani also disclosed that the state government had created a website for showcasing Millennium Development/Sustainable Development Goals activities.
He further said that the state government had revived its moribund Food and Nutrition Committee.
The commissioner also stated that government had conducted situation assessment and analysis of all communities in the state.