W’ Bank Rates Rivers High In SEEFOR Implementation

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo (right), explaining a point to Chairman, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), Mr John Momoh (left), Chief Executive Officer, Multimesh Broadcasting Company, Mr. Godfrey Ohuabunwa (2nd right), Vice Chairman, BON, Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim (2nd left) and other members, during a facility tour in Port Harcourt, last Monday.

The World Bank has rated the Rivers State Government high in the implementation of the several components of the State Employment And Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR) project.
The Bank also commended the state for ensuring that the State Integrated Financial Information Stem (SIFMIS) also goes live.
The Bank’s Task Team Leader, On SEEFOR), Mr Parmindar Brar, who said this at a review meeting in Port Harcourt also said that the State had done so much in the implementation of most aspects of component A. of the project.
Mr Brar, who is also the leader of the Implementation Support Mission (ISM) further said that the state had excelled in the area of public works which had engaged many youths while appreciable progress had been made in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector.
He also used the occasion to thank the implementing state of the programme in the Niger Delta region and stressed the need for the four states which include Rivers, Delta, Edo and Bayelsa to prevail on their Houses of Assembly to pass all legislations on the project before February 2019.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Budget/Economic Planning, Barr Isaac Kamalu, thanked the World Bank for the meeting which he said would help the state to make some inputs into the implementation of the project.
The Commissioner also said the project had made far reaching impacts on the state, stressing that this situation has offered the state the opportunity to discuss the project’s sustainability.
According to him, “there is the need for the gains recorded so far to be sustained. The reality is that, the state has made so much gains and will want it to be sustained.”