Kebbi and UNICEF sign MOU on services to procure health supplies
BIRNIN KEBBI, 24 June 2010—The government of Kebbi State and UNICEF today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for procurement services for primary healthcare supplies, notably ready-to-use therapeutic foods for treating children with malnutrition. The Kebbi State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Abubaker Sadiq Dakingari, signed for the State Government while the UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Suomi Sakai, signed on behalf of UNICEF.
As he received the documents, Kebbi State Deputy Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu expressed the Government’s appreciation to UNICEF and promised that the Government would abide by the terms of the MOU. He said that no investment was too much to improve the quality of life of the citizens.
The UNICEF Representative noted that 18 months ago, when Kebbi State started its programme to treat severe cases of malnutrition, the programme was one of the first of its kind in the region, and that the MOU represented a commitment to and investment in that effort.
Dr. Sakai urged the Kebbi Government to focus on high-quality, high-impact interventions that would be available to the poor and involve the community in their delivery. She pledged that UNICEF would support the Kebbi Government to strengthen its supply chain management.
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