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European Union (EU) is to spend N207 billion on water projects in 14 states of the federation and also to tackle health sector challenges with a focus on reducing maternal deaths in the country.

The union is also concerned about the level of poverty and poor hygienic environment in most communities in the country and therefore; expressed its resolve to drastically reduce these challenges to the barest minimum level.

The representative of the EU Ambassador to Nigeria Kate Kamani, who spoke at the Millennium Development Goals MDGs opening ceremony of the sensitization/training workshop for 2014 conditional grants scheme CGS to local governments in the country at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja yesterday expressed the hope that the Federal Government and other development partners would put heads together to achieve the MDGs projects before it time runs out next year.

 

Senior Special Assistant to President Jonathan on MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol said the essence of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders at all levels as the deadline of the MDGs comes to an end in 2015.

Source: Nigerian Guardian

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