ABUJA – The Focal Person, Ekiti State Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mr Owolabi Adeniyi, said on Friday that the state had spent N12 million to train health workers and primary school teachers.
Adeniyi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the health workers were trained and deployed to the various local government areas in the state.
“Our intervention covers renovation of schools. We provide the school furniture and teachers’ furniture for schools.
“Most of the schools need intervention in that aspect especially where we need to support the government in providing some basic infrastructure.
“In Ekiti state, we`ve trained primary school teachers where about N6 billion was expended on the training.
“We equally trained health workers, where about N6 billion was equally expended.”
He said the scheme was launched by the MDGs office nationwide to improve uptake and utilisation of health care facilities provided by the Federal Government and other stakeholders.
Adeniyi also said that the scheme sensitised individuals, households and communities to always take advantage of health care facilities provided in the communities.
He added that the teachers were trained to ensure that the state engaged qualified teachers to improve the quality of education in the state.
“The project also concentrated on the drilling of boreholes, procurement of medical equipment, constructions of medical facilities, improvement on existing school facilities, among others.
“These are small projects that will not take time to do. I want to assure you that we do not have any challenge because many of these projects were done within a month.
“The procurement of the medical equipment aspect had been done within a month and we don’t see the drilling of borehole as a challenge.
“The moment the geophysical survey is done between the next one and two months the borehole will be ready. These are small projects that are not too cumbersome to implement.
“We are covering all the local governments. My state has 16 LGAs. We have already covered 13 of them.
“The remaining three are what we are doing and before the end of the year they will be completed,’’ he said. (NAN)