12 April 2021 By Victoria Abah
Governor, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has congratulated Community and Social Development expert Dr. Abdulkarim Ali Obaje over his appointment as the National Coordinator for the Federal support unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, CARES.
The Governor in his congratulatory message contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Onogwu Muhammed, hailed the Federal Government for taking a step in the right direction.
The statement notes that with Dr Obaje overseeing such a very crucial assignment which is expected to have direct social economic impact on the well being of Nigerians across board, his long years of experience will be a veritable advantage.
It points out however, that the devastating effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the living standard of the citizens cannot be under emphasized, hence any effort made by government at any level to mitigate such effects and enhance economic recovery must be supported to succeed.
The statement while urging the National Coordinator to engage in his assignment with due diligence and the interest of the masses at heart, also pleaded that respective stakeholders should work with him to ensure the success of the assignment.
The NG-CARES is a Federal Government, World Bank assisted initiative that is being implemented in the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
Dr Obaje brings on board over twenty years of work experience with development partners.
Until this appointment, he was the National Coordinator of the Community and Social Development Project.