Peter Obi, Usman and Yuguda Honoured at Presidential summit on the MDGs

10561777_753684948029153_3631302424071281754_n10377068_753685091362472_8389530036057502237_nThe 2-day Presidential Summit at Transcorps Nicon Hotel, Abuja, on the Millennium Development Goals ended yesterday with the Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi winning the star prize tagged the Award for Mainstreaming the MDGs into Anambra State Development Agenda, 2006-2014. Others that won awards are the Governors of Kebbi State, Alhaji Usman Dakingari and that of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda for Outstanding Performance on the Implementation of the MDGs.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on the MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol said that the winners were chosen by an independent panel that looked at the performance of the States in all the indices for measurement. He urged and encouraged other States and Governors to emulate the award-winning ones in their commitment to the MDGs, their states and their people.

On the award to the former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi , Geneol said that though he is no longer the Governor, but that his commitment to the MDGs was unparalleled and complete. She said that under him, Anambra State made leveraged and partnered with development partners such as UNICEF, the World Bank, UNDP, the European Union much as it did with her Office to achieve a lot for the State.

Responding on behalf of other awardees, Obi commended the President for his commitment to the MDGs and the Senior Special Assistant, Dr. Precious Gbeneol for seeing that the vision of Mr. President on MDGs was pursued with vigour and total commitment.

The Minister of Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, reiterated the commitment of the a federal Government to projects and partnerships that would contribute to the success of the Transformation Agenda.

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