The Gombe State Government has spent N300 million in 35 communities for intervention projects in 11 local government areas of the state.
The General Manager, Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development GMCSDA Mr Abubakar Kumo told Newsmen on Wednesday in Gombe.
Mr Kumo said that the intervention projects were in the health, water, education, rural electrification and environment sectors.
He said the state government will release another N150 million within the next few weeks as counterparts fund for 2015 till date, adding that such would be used for more projects.
“ Poverty is endemic in the country and Gombe State cannot be isolated. These projects are aimed at enhancing the socio-economic lives of the communities. The support from the state government is impressive.
Mr Kumo said the agency has earmarked another 35 projects to be implemented in communities between September and December 2019, adding that more communities had indicated interest.
He advised the benefiting communities to make efforts toward ensuring that the projects were maintained, sustained as well as make maximum use.