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MDGs constructs 19 PHCs, 35 classrooms in Plateau


Jos –  The Project Support Unit of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has constructed 19 Primary Health Clinics (PHCs) and 36 classrooms in Plateau, an official has said.

Mr Samuel Damla, the State Coordinator of the programme, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that the projects were executed under the 2014 local government track of the MDGs.

He said that although the MDGs had been winded off in December 2015, “the PSU is still intervening in six local governments” due to delay in the release of funds for the projects.

“When I took over, N600 million counterpart fund from the state was available, but the N600 million from the Federal Government was yet to come in.

“The law forbids us from touching the money until we get the counterpart from both parties (state and Federal Government).

“The 50 per cent counterpart from the Federal Government came in December 2015 and we immediately swung into action.

“We have so far constructed 19 PHCs, 36 classrooms, 17 boreholes and nine VIP toilets in the local governments,” he explained.

The Coordinator listed the benefitting local governments to include Jos North, Barkin Ladi, Mangu, Kanke, Shendam and Wase.

“Plateau will wait for the domestication of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but we will continue with MDGs intervention in rural communities in accordance with available funds,” he said.

Damla said that the MDGs had impacted positively on the lives of rural people, especially in the areas of poverty reduction, education, health care and women empowerment. (NAN)

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