NG-CARES commends Ugwuanyi for transparency and careful stewardship of resources – The Sun Nigeria
Nigeria Yesterday, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his administration’s careful management of public resources in the state.
The federal government agency tasked with expanding access to livelihood support and food security services, as well as subsidies for poor and vulnerable households and businesses, also applauded Ugwuanyi’s administration. for following due process in the management of resources and other administrative commitments.
They praised the governor for enthroning prudence, probity and accountability in the state.
Speaking to reporters when the NG-CARES leadership team paid an advocacy visit to the Governor at Government House, Enugu which culminated in a meeting with the State Executive Council (EXCO), the National Coordinator of NG-CARES, Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, revealed that they were impressed by what they observed in Enugu State in terms of due process and careful management of public resources by the government of the state and its commitment to the success of the program.
Dr. Obaje explained that the NG-CARES program “is a $750 million credit facility from the World Bank to cushion the negative impact of COVID-19 on the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.”
He added that all 36 states in the federation are participating in the program, revealing that “each state is eligible for $20 million when the program ends in June 2023.”
Speaking on the outcome of their meeting with the State EXCO, the NG-CARES Country Coordinator revealed that “The EXCO gave wonderful approval not only for budget execution but also empowered Chairman of the State-Cares Steering Committee, Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mrs. Adaonah Kene-Uyanwune, to continue paddling the NG-CARES boat in the state without necessarily resorting to EXCO”.
Calling the EXCO endorsement “spectacular”, Dr Obaje stressed that it would ensure that the body’s activities are accelerated.
saying, “We want to commend His Excellency (Ugwuanyi) and of course the State Executive Council (EXCO) for the quality of prudence in the management of public resources that we witnessed during this visit.”
Dr. Obaje expressed confidence that Enugu will be one of the states in Nigeria that will have the highest resources from the World Bank through the Federal Government, emphasizing, “With regard to the portfolios of the World Bank world in Enugu State, the finances of Enugu State are in good hands and we are very comfortable with the process that has been put in place and commend His Excellency for inducting Prudence , probity and responsibility in the State”.
Earlier, NG-CARES Team Leader Dr Martina Nwordu explained that the delegation was in Enugu State on an advocacy visit to assess what the state government has done so far. now on the program and encourage him to do more for the full updating of the whole. program objectives to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor and vulnerable.
On the outcome of their deliberations with Ugwuanyi and the state EXCO members, Dr Nwordu said, “We are absolutely impressed as this is the first time this has happened. EXCO has given its endorsement to the Chairman of the State-CARES Steering Committee on Delivery Platforms, and this is a very big achievement for Enugu State on this program.”
In her remarks, the Chairperson of the State-CARES Steering Committee and Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Ms. Kene-Uyanwune, listed the delivery platforms identified by the Enugu State Government to assist the poor and vulnerable in society to include the Ministry of Agricultural, Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Governor’s Special Advisor for Agriculture, Engineer Michael Ogbuekwe, his counterpart for SMEs, Arinze Chilo-Offaih, the Chairman of the Board, CSDA, Enugu, Comrade Ibuchukwu Ezike and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Benedict Ezema were also present. the press conference.