The European Union (EU) has said it has launched €26 million (Euros) project in Yobe state to strengthen recovery and resilience of internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups.
The Head of EU delegation to Nigeria, Kurt Cornelis, stated this at the launching of “European Union Supported Yobe Resilience Project 2019 – 2022” held at the Government House, Damaturu on Tuesday.
Cornelis noted that over 52,000 households would benefit directly from the project, which will be executed by proven international implementing partners, over a period of three years.
He said the project implementation will help to address some of the underlying drivers of violent extremism in the region and the country.
He said the project was divided into two EU-funded projects to facilitate early recovery needs and enhance social protection outcomes through community and individual supports.
While launching the venture, Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, stated the presence of the EU officers and different development partners changed into a signal of dedication and resolute dedication for a successful take-off of the undertaking and peace-constructing pressure inside the nation.
The governor, who turned into represented via his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, referred to as on the benefiting groups to provide every guide, cooperation and help to the EU officials for successful implementation of the initiatives.
“I am optimistic we can assist the venture management teams and a group of workers to record terrific success and assist the beneficiary people, families and their groups to realize their aspirations and commonly achieve the overall goals of European Union’s aid to Yobe state,” he stated.
The six reaping rewards local governments consist of Gujba, Fulani, Damaturu, Geidam, Potiskum, and Yunusari.
“The UN agencies ‘Save the Children’ will strengthen early recovery, improve human development, social cohesion and resilience of 26,000 vulnerable households and communities, while the ‘Mercy Corps’ will increase the ability of 26,000 households to cope with the shocks and stresses of conflict, climate change and complex crisis” he said.