The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has donated 47 million naira to the Sokoto State government to boost sanitation and hygiene.

Chief of the Field Office, Sokoto, Mohammed Mohiuddin, announced the donation during a sensitisation programme for traditional leaders and Local Government Councils’ Chairmen on Friday in Sokoto.

Mohiuddin said that the money was provided to support the water, sanitation and hygiene programme in the state.

The UNICEF official explained that the donation entailed provision of technical assistance through procurement, contract, management, implementation and monitoring of water supply and sanitation infrastructure in rural areas.

Mohiuddin advised the state government to scale up intervention programs to cover other local governments through increased funding.

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