Wednesday, January 16, 2013

World Bank Group, IDA commends Edo state for its Education transformation

Edo State-Report reaching us from Edo State is that the Southsouth state is on the rise. Governors from Kogi, Delta, Bayelsa States and now delegates from the world bank has each paid a visit to understudy the educational transformation policies in the state.

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The World Bank commended the transformation agenda, people- oriented policies, transparency in government, public procurement and good governance under the administration of Oshiomhole of Edo State in the past four years.

The commendation came through its International Development Agency (IDA), at the commencement of a three-day inspection visit and technical sessions on the Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Results/ Development Policy Operations (Edo SEEFOR/DPO), an IDA assisted programme. IDA’s Task Team Leader (TTL), Jens Christensen, who stated this praised the state government for meeting conditions that enabled it access an earlier $75 million grant from the World Bank.

According to him, “I want to say clearly that the World Bank Group, the IDA, is extra-ordinarily proud to be a partner with Edo state, one of the things we look forward when we want to find people to support them is ownership, drive, vision and ability to deliver and it is clear that when we look across the states in Nigeria Edo state is one of the states we are very proud and happy to be able to partner with.

“It is clear that in our line of service, we do not want to implement reforms, we do not want to design reform, we want to support the reformers, we want results delivered, we want our counterparts to be in the driver’s seat and we support.

“It is clear to us that Edo performs. we have seen its involvement in urban and rural infrastructure, drainage, and youth activities and we have also been compared to many other parts of Nigeria on the reform agenda that is taking place.”


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