Alhaji Muhktar Ramalan Yero
John Shiklam â€¨in Kadunaâ€¨
The Governor of Kaduna State, Kaduna State, Alhaji Muhktar Ramalan Yero, has sought the assistance of the British Government in tackling security challenges and infrastructural development in the state.
The governor made the appeal yesterday when the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Andrew Pocock, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Kaduna.
The governor commended the interventions of the British government through its Department for International Development (DFID) in supporting the state to realise its human development and growth objectives.
He noted that recently the DIFD launched five programmes, prominent among which is the “women for women programme targeted at training female health workers.”
The governor assured UK government of his administration’s commitments to ensuring security of lives and property through short and long term measures to improve conducive business environment to attract investors and other development partners to the state
Speaking earlier, Pocock said the British Government was collaborating with the Nigerian Government to improve on the performance of security agencies in order to address insecurity in the country.
He added that the British Government has identified unemployment, health, education, sanitation and economic empowerment as its programmes to address poverty, particularly in the northern part of the country.
He stressed the need for government at all levels to address the causes of conflict and poverty in Nigeria.
He disclosed further that in 2012, the British Government spent N300 million to assist the country in various sectors.