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MDGs: Sokoto disburses N31m to 775 beneficiaries

Sokoto State government has disbursed  N31 million to 775 beneficiaries under its Conditional Cash Transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Alhaji Bala Kokani, the state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, disclosed this at a press briefing in Sokoto.

Kokani said the disbursement was intended for beneficiaries to send their children to schools.

The commissioner also said preparations for the 2017 budget were ongoing, adding that experts were currently going through the document for necessary fine tuning.

On the 2016 budget, Kokani said the state government achieved significant success in meeting the targets for the 2016 budget and assured that next year, more projects would be implemented for the benefit of the citizenry.

He equally expressed satisfaction with the level of implementation of this year’s budget.

He further said the state government had revived its moribund food and nutrition committee, adding that government had also conducted situation assessment and analysis of all communities in the state.