Kwara ACReSAL Welcomes World Bank, FPMU on a 3-day Visit

(The Hon Commissioner for Environment, Mallam Sheu Usman Ndanusa (center), with his team at Tunde Idiagbon Airport, Ilorin, welcoming the Task Team Leader of the ACReSAL Project and a Senior Environmental Specialist, Dr Joy lganya Agene to the state capital, for a 3-day working visit, yesterday.)

The Kwara Agro-climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscape, today welcomes the World Bank team and the Federal Project Management Unit to Ilorin, the State Capital, on a 3 day working visit.

The  team which was led by the Task Team Leader ACReSAL and Senior Environmental Specialist, Dr Joy Iganya Agene were welcomed at Major General Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, Ilorin, by the State Commissioner for Environment and Chairman State Steering Committee of ACReSAL Project, Mallam Sheu Ndanusa and the Co- Chairmen of the project , Commissioners for Water Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Lade Yunusa  and Mrs Oloruntoyosi Thomas respectively.

 Also, on ground to receive the the team were other members of the Kwara State Steering Committee and Technical Committee members of the project.

The visit was to foster a robust relationship between the state and the World Bank, with the aim of enhancing an unmitigated implementation of the ACReSAL Project in the State.

In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Shehu Ndanusa stated that the ACReSAL project will not only improve the living standard of community members, but also boost agriculture productivities and restore degraded Landscapes in the state.

Ndanusa lauded the World Bank Team and FPMU for the interest in Kwara communities, assuring them that Kwara SPMU will deliver on its mandate, for the sustainability of the project.

In her remarks, the Task Team Leader, Dr. Joy Iganya Agene, who thanked the State Government for the warm reception, commended Kwara team for showing keen interest in propelling the  project execution, in the overall interest of the state.

She seized the opportunity of the visit to confirm the appointment of the Acting Project Coordinator, Alhaji Shamsideen Olatunbosun Aregbe, as the Substantive Project Coordinator of Kwara ACReSAL project.

Responding, the Project Coordinator, Alhaji Aregbe, appreciated the World Bank and the FPMU for the opportunity given him to serve the State, promising to be dedicated and committed to speeding up the ACReSAL Implementation activities, in the state.

Highlight of the programme was guests entertainment by members of Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture, followed by a technical meeting with the Authorizing Environment of ACReSAL Project in the state.

Okanlawon Taiwo
Kwara ACReSAL.


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