Lokoja – A team of officials of Yobe State Government has arrived Lokoja,to understudy the implementation and management of Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) in Kogi State.
The Yobe Team which arrived on Wednesday is particularly interested in understudying how Kogi State is able to attract the World Bank attention to ACReSAL and deliver so many projects within few years of its take off.
The team came to Kogi State on the advise of the World Bank.
The global bank had advised Yobe State to understudy the performance and achievements of Kogi State ACReSAL formerly known as NEWMAP under the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.
Welcoming the team to the state on Wednesday, Kogi State Commissioner for environment, Mr Victor Omofaiye said the team was in the state basically to understudy the state ACReSAL office in the areas of projects execution and prudent management of resources.
Omofaiye attributed the numerous achievements recorded by the Kogi state office of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) to the dogged determination of Governor Yahaya Bello in taking the state to enviable height of infrastructural development.
He noted that ACReSAL teams from Kogi and Yobe States will visit sites of projects executed under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The Commissioner pointed out that Governor Yahaya Bello’s quest to develop the state has paid-off with execution of many legacy projects in the areas of education, health, agriculture, infrastructure , roads and youth empowernment.
These he said are aside the numerous projects also executed by the NEWMAP now known as ACReSAL.
Omofaiye expressed the hope that the visit would be beneficial to both states, promising that the Kogi State ACReSAL would continue to work for the benefit of the entire state.
Kogi State Project Coordinator, ACReSAL, Barrister Ladi Jatto in her remarks, described the visit by the Yobe State delegation as commendable.
She said the visit will afford the Yobe ACReSAL office to replicate the achievements of Kogi ACReSAL in communities across Yobe State State.(vitalnewsngr.com)