EDUCATION LOCAL NEWS UK COMMENDS NASARAWA STATE FOR INCREASE IN EDUCATION BUDGET By Admin Posted on 2 weeks ago 2 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Fawziyyat Yusuf. The government of Nasarawa has been praised by the United Kingdom for boosting the state’s education budget to 35 percent and improving business climate metrics in the last two years. Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, presented the award during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule in Lafia to discuss trade and investment prospects in the state as part of her two-day working visit to the state. The British High Commission said in a statement made available to journalists in Lafia that the high-level meeting with the governor and key stakeholders in the state discussed current efforts to stimulate the Nasarawa state economy, as well as how the UK can help build human capacity and attract investors for economic development. It will be recalled that during the high commissioner’s visit to Nasarawa State, she visited a number of projects, including the Nasarawa Bus Terminal in Karu, to see how far the project has progressed while work on the site continues. The UK will use community-based organization, FAHCI, to establish a vaccinators’ network and prime the market, according to the High Commissioner, who met with some traditional leaders. FAHCI will continue to stock vaccines in their Lafia office and sell them to vaccinators from the rural areas of Lafia, Doma, and Akwanga LGAs. Catriona Laing stated that the UK government was striving to increase assistance for the Nigerian government’s economic reforms, especially economic diversification, in order to establish conditions for long-term, inclusive growth.