By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Kebbi State Government has commended the European Union (EU) in Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other donor agencies for partnering with the state towards addressing her health challenges.
The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Umar Kambaza, gave the commendation on Wednesday in Birni Kebbi, when he received delegation from EU and UNICEF in his office.
He assure that the Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu led administration in the state is ready to sustain the mutual relationship between EU/UNICEF in order to achieve the aims and objectives in healthcare service delivery.
“Partnering with EU and UNICEF has resulted to achieving several impactful and positive results during this present administration. With children and women as target beneficiaries, a lot has been done in this regard, we have make changes under maternal mortality and children from 0 to 5 years” he added.
Kambaza appealed to the EU to also put more efforts towards eliminating malaria as the State Government is ready to combat the menace in the State.
“We want to do more in terms of healthcare service delivery. We commend the EU and UNICEF most especially on the issues of procurement and supply matters,” he said.
Responding, the leader of the delegation Rabiu Musa who is UNICEF Communication Officer, Kaduna Field Office, appreciated Kebbi State government for the partnership.
He assured that the EU and UNICEF commitment towards promoting healthcare service delivery will help make the difference on the lives of children and women in the State.