IDPs Stabilization; EU, German Govt To Provide 55 Million Euros

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By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola.
In its efforts to contribute to the stabilization and facilitate the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their communities and homes, the European and German governments is to provide 55 million Euro support to Adamawa and Borno states respectively.
Leader of the delegation Richard Young who made this known to Governor Muhammdu Umar Jibrillla of Adamawa state during a courtesy call, maintained that the initiative is to strengthen resilience of the population affected by insurgency in the North East states.
“Adamawa and Borno state iwere selected in the Northeast to benefit from the initiative because they are the most affected by the insurgency and resultant crisis”, he stated
According to him, the grant is to address the plight of IDPs in their host communities in areas of rebuilding, rehabilitations, water and health needs of IDPs to make life conducive for return to their ancestral homes.
The EU/German spokesman told the governor that EU is making frantic effort in areas of security with Nigerian government to ensure that normalcy has returned to crisis ridden communities.
“Due to the enormous figure of displaced persons, Nigeria is rated third country in the world with the largest number of IDPs after Syria and Columbia”, Young disclosed.
Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla while responding noted, it is high time for government to closed down IDPs camps, stressing that ninety nine percent of IDPs in the three camps of Malkohi, Damare and Fufore in the state are from neighboring states of Borno and Yobe.
He maintained that government will continue to show hospitality to them as Nigerians and called on both EU and Germany to assist the state especially in rebuilding homes, places of worship and markets destroyed by insurgents to enable the people to resume normal lives.
Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Bala Sanga in his vote of thanks expressed government readiness to partner with them, assuring, that government would work on Adamawa model so that funds will be channeled appropriately while soliciting for more supports from donor agencies and international communities.

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