Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).
Imaobong Udoh, Director of Information, Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, made this known through a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, stating that the appointment was implemented for the 36 states of the Federation, including the FCT.
Udoh said the appointment was endorsed by the World Bank, Nigeria Office and signed by the Minister of State, Finance Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba.
She quoted Agba as saying that the appointment was based on Obaje’s track record of service to previous World Bank-supported programmes to the government.
She said while receiving the appointment letter, Obaje appreciated the Federal Government and the minister of state for finding him worthy of such highly esteemed national assignment.
He was said to have pledged that his management team would discharge its duties with all sense of commitment, patriotism and loyalty.
Udoh also said that Obaje had been on board for over 20 years of with public service, development partners and currently the national coordinator, Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).
The NG-CARES is an initiative of the Federal Government with assistance from the World Bank to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the rural economy using CSDP, Fadama and Bank of Industry platforms.