UNDP Earmarks $17m For Intervention In Insurgency Ravaged Communities

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By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
It has been disclosed that 17 million dollars has been set aside for interventions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states respectively.
Deputy Country Director of United Nations Development Program UNDP, Betty Wabunoha made the disclosure during the presentation of  intervention  materials  to 240 households in Loko, Song Local Government, affected by the insurgency by the Japanese government in collaboration with UNDP in Adamawa State
According to her, 9,000 households will benefit from the intervention, adding that in Adamawa, part of the intervention includes rehabilitation of schools and provision of boreholes in Gombi, Mubi and Maiha.
Speaking during the distribution, Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Yutaka Kikuta explained that the donation was part of effort to stabilise 1.7 million people earlier displaced in the  North East by Boko Haram.
According to him, the intervention, which is in collaboration with UNDP is inline with Sustainable Development Goals.
Responding, Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla appreciated the geature by the Japanese government.
Bindow, who was represented by Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Comrade Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh stressed that government is concern with the poverty level of the people as well as the task of rebuilding communities ravaged by insurgency in the northern Adamawa as well as farmer herder crisis in Southern part of the state.
He therefore solicited collaboration that will help restore normalcy and engage the youths meaningfully for peace and development.
The District Head of Song, Saidu Ahmadu thanked the Japanese government as well as UNDP and urged the people to make good use of the items donated.
The district head of song particularly told the Japanese Ambassador that people of Song would bestow on him a traditional title pending the authorization from the Emirate council as a mark of appreciation.
The items donated include agricultural inputs as well as solar lanterns.

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