The Zamfara Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP) said yesterday that it executed in 11 years, about 741 projects in the state.
Specifically, these projects are in 262 communities across the 14 local government areas of the state.
The General Manager of the agency Garba Muhammad, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau. He said the projects worth N2 billion and their execution occurred under the World Bank intervention.
Muhammad said that group-based societies also benefitted from the projects executed between 2009 and 2020.
He said the projects cut across health, education, environment sectors as well as skills acquisition and water, among others.
He also said that each of the 741 projects cost not more than N5 million.
“All the projects were implemented by either Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) or Group Project Management Committee (GPMC) under the supervision of the agency.”
Despite these projects, Zamfara state has 74% of its population living below the poverty line.
Therefore, more projects for rural poor are necessary for growing the state’s economy properly. Moreover, the activities of bandits cause more harm to people in the state; thus reducing their wellbeing. Whatever it is, the World Bank has been instrumental in improving the quality of life in Nigeria.