The Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke, has said that the state under his leadership is on due course to meet the 2015 target, set for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDG’s.
The MDG’s are eight international development goals that were established for the millennium summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
All 189 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations committed to help achieve these goals by the year 2015.
Speaking on the progress of the plan, Imoke expressed hope that his administration will deliver on the set target 2015, towards meeting the goals as meaningful progress in various sectors that has been recorded in the state.
Governor Imoke made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital, on the achievement of the MDG interventions.
Areas of key interest according to the governor have been in the health, education, and rural development interventions which have contributed significantly to the betterment of lives of the rural populace across the state.
The governor maintained that, through the interventions made available for the MDGs, over 60 health facilities have been built and are well equipped at the primary health level, renovation of existing health centers have been made possible, as well as employment and training of staff to deliver effectively in the sector and landmarks.