By Muhammad Auwal
The Adamawa State Government said the state will benefit $6.7 million grant from the Save One Million Lives (SOML) a World Bank grant.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Abubakar, stated this in an interview with the newsmen in Yola, the state capital.
The commissioner said that the qualification was based on the evaluation of the implementation reports.
She said that the World Bank, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, conducted a base line survey, saying the result indicated an improvement in state performance indices for 2018.
Dr Fatima said that the result also showed that the state had implemented the programme efficiently.
She said further that the $6.7 million was part of the $500 million grant earmarked for Nigeria by the bank.
She promised that the ministry would ensure judicious use of the funds, adding that this was proof that the state government was working.
Newsmen recall that the SOML is to significantly improve maternal, child and nutrition health services for women and children.
It is also meant to assist the Federal Government to achieve its SOML initiative.
More importantly, the project will save the lives of the more than 900,000 under five children and women, who die yearly, from largely preventable causes.