Zamfara State government to partner with the European Union to seek for more support in the areas of education, security, health, water supply, youths empowerment, urban and rural development.
The state Governor Dr Dauda Lawal announced this in a statement signed and issued to newsmen by his Director General,
Media and Communication, Malam Nuhu Salihu Anna.
Dauda Lawal who intimated the E. U delegation on the current situation of the State especially on education, security, health, economy, youth empowerment, among others, said the state is in dear need of strong relationship with them.
He noted that, the state is in need of support from the European Union particularly on security which remain prerequisite to any development, as well as support in other sectors that include Education especially girl child education.
He also appealed to the E.U to give special intervention to revive health sector by provision of modern equipments, drugs manpower and other materials needed to have a standard health care facilities.
The Governor also revealed that, his administration’s reform agenda so far downsize the cost of governance by reducing the number of ministries from twenty eight to sixteen active ministries to be maned by competent officers of vast experience.
Earlier, the EU Ambassador Samuela Issopi who led the E.U’s delegation on the courtesy visit said there is need for vibrant corporation with Nigeria on security more especially in the Northwest.
She said, E.U will corporate with Zamfara State government especially on Climate change, education, active participation in good governance, women right, child right act implementation among others.
She congratulated the governor on his election victory, adding that, the European Union has planned to visit some states and Zamfara state is listed amongst the first states to be visited.
REL/ SANI DUTSINMA.