The Federal government of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Dr Abdulkarim Ali Obaje, as the National Coordinator (NC) for Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) being implemented in the 36 States of the federation and the FCT. The appointment has been endorsed by the World Bank Nigeria Office.
In the appointment letter, signed by the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, the minister noted that the appointment was based on Dr Obaje's track record of service to previous World Bank supported programmes of the Nigerian government.
Congratulating the new NC through the letter of appointment, the minister, who is also the Chairman of the NG-CARES Steering Committee, urged him to bring to bear his wealth of experience on his new assignment.
This, he said, would justify the confidence reposed in him by the Federal government.
Receiving his appointment letter, in Abuja, Obaje appreciated the Federal Government and the Minister of State for finding him worthy of such highly esteemed national assignment.
He therefore pledged, on behalf of himself and his management team, to discharge his duties with all sense of commitment, patriotism and loyalty.
Dr Obaje brings on board over twenty years of work experience with public service and development partners. Currently, he is the National Coordinator of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).
The NG-CARES is an initiative of the Federal government of Nigeria with assistance from the World Bank to mitigate the effect of COVID- 19 on the rural economy using CSDP, Fadama and Bank of Industry platforms.
His appointment will take effect from date of effectiveness of the NG- CARES programme.
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According to the agency board chairman, hon. Ahmed babatunde esuola, “i wish to announce that the state government, under the able leadership of engr. Seyi makinde has approved the n72 million government contribution for Oyo CSDA for the replications of CSDP in the state pending the commencement of cares project of which csda has been identified as a reliable platform for the implementation of the new projects”.