President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved the appointment of Dr Abdulkarim Ali Obaje as the National Coordinator 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.
Obaje’s appointment by the federal government has been endorsed by the World Bank Nigeria Office.
The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, in the appointment letter, disclosed that Obaje was appointed based on his track record of service to previous World Bank-supported programmes of the Nigerian government.
The minister who congratulated Obaje charged him to bring to bear his wealth of experience on his new assignment.
Obaje while receiving his appointment letter in Abuja, appreciated the federal government and the Minister of State for finding him worthy of the appointment.
He, therefore, pledged, on behalf of himself and his management team, to discharge his duties with all sense of commitment, patriotism and loyalty.
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 the date of effectiveness of the NG- CARES programme.
Source: Naija News