TARABA State Government has begun revalidation of the Situation Analysis (SITAN) document on women and child poverty, to fast track a holistic approach to address the problem.
Dr Innocent Vakkai, the state Commissioner for Health, stated this at the inauguration of a two-day retreat organised for the review of the document, on Thursday in Yola.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the document was presented sequel to studies conducted by a consultancy firm with support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Vakkai said that most of the households in the state were living below the poverty level which affected their children’s education and protection.
“We are in Yola to revalidate a document that carried out a study on some critical areas including child poverty, education and protection situation in Taraba State.
“The participants are drawn from different ministries and departments of the state government to x-ray the study and validate the document so that it can be put to use in the state,” Vakkai said.
According to him, the document will help to provide solutions to problems affecting women and children such as poverty and insecurity.
In his remark, Mr Danjuma Saigudu, Director Planning, Taraba State Ministry of Finance, said the exercise was designed to promote understanding of issues affecting women and children as well as streamline implementation of workable policies and programmes to address the menace.
Also, Dr. Nwizugbe Ezenwa, Consultant Situation Analysis (SITAN), said the UNICEF had supported similar exercises in Adamawa and Bauchi states.
Ezenwa said the documents would assist the state governments and relevant development partners to identify areas of concern for effective implementation of development programmes.
“The document will help state governments and relevant development partners in critical areas such as child poverty, education and protection to get quick access in their projects implementation.
“It will also help in the provision of accurate and standard data in various government policies and programmes that include health, education and poverty eradication, among others”.
– June 24, 2021 @ 19:00 GMT|