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Abide with guidelines governing attainment of ACReSAL goals- NPC urges states

The National Project Coordinator (NPC); Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project Mr. Abdulhamid Umar has urged project participating states to ensure that investments are done within the guidelines that govern implementations for the attainment of the ACReSAL Development Objectives.

Umar made this over the weekend at a Project implementation check-in session that was held at the Kano-ACReSAL office.

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This was contained in a statement issued by Maryam Abdulqadir, Communication Officer, Kano-ACReSAL, on Monday.

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The statement said the session was organized by the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) to verify and validate activities carried out by Project Management Units (PMUs) across ACReSAL project participating states.

Commending the efforts of Kano-ACReSAL, the NPC said that the state compliance with guidelines that govern implementations of the project is laudable.

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‘’ACReSAL is an evidence-based project which is why it takes implementation check-in of activities implemented by Project Implementation Units (PIUs) across the project participating states very serious, the statement said.

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He noted that the check-in of activities of Project Implementation Units (PIUs) across the project participating states commenced from Sokoto, Katsina so as to have the physical verification and validation of their various undertakings.

According to the statement, the National Monitoring &Evaluation Specialist Mr. Mukhtar Tanko at the session, highlighted areas of concern to assess results and success as per the ACReSAL PDOs such as the number of beneficiaries, number of hectarages reclaimed, and the quick wins activities from the Work Plan that could be achieved with a short stipulated period.

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On his part, the Project Coordinator Kano-ACReSAL Dr. Dahir Muhammad Hashim made a presentation on the activities carried out by the project from his assumption of office to date.

Dr. Dahir further stated that upon his assumption of office, he met about seven activities that were granted No Objection by the World Bank awaiting implementation, and without hesitation, the project went on and kickstarted the process of implementing them, most of which are now fully completed.

The Project Check-in Implementation team was led by the National Project Coordinator Mr. Abdulhamid Umar, the M&E Specialist Mr. Mukhtar Tanko in the company of Project Coordinators of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and the M&E Katsina.


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