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EU Inaugurates €26 million project in Yobe



EU inaugurates €26 million projects in Yobe

Daily Hint report 20/6/2019

The European Union (EU) says over 53,000 households will directly benefit from its 26 million Euros projects for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups in Yobe State, Nigeria.

The EU said this in a statement by its Press Officer to the Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Modestus Chukwulaka, on Tuesday in Abuja

Mr Chukwulaka said the EU earmarked 26 million Euros through its 11th European Development Fund for the projects launched by the Yobe State Authorities on June 18 in Damaturu.

The projects, Mr Chukwulaka said, aimed at strengthening the recovery and resilience of IDPs and other vulnerable groups in the state.

“The projects will expand and deepen the already extensive EU humanitarian and development assistance to the many victims of violence and displacement in Nigeria’s North East.

“It will also help address some of the underlying drivers of violent extremism in Nigeria. Proven international implementing partners will execute the projects, over a period of three years,” he said.

According to him, the officer said that Mercy Corps would implement the Building Resilience in Complex Crisis (BRIC) programme.

“This will increase the ability of over 26,000 households in Yobe state to cope with the shocks and stresses of conflict, climate change and complex crisis.

“The 14 million Euros project, to be implemented over a 36-month period, will work in Damaturu, Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Potiskum and Yunusari Local Government Areas,” he said.

The project, he said, would help to support men, women and youth to meet their immediate early recovery needs and enhance their social protection outcomes.

“At the same time, it will engage with Yobe communities and local leadership to support and revitalise markets and livelihoods, enhance conflict mitigation systems, and create the conditions to facilitate systemic change.

“In this way, the project will strengthen resilience capacities for communities, households and individuals in the long-term, and address the underlying causes of crisis.

“To implement this project, Mercy Corps will leverage its expertise in fostering resilience in complex environments both globally and in Northeast Nigeria, with Cooperazione Internationale and the Danish Refugee’s strong track record of delivering relief and early recovery programs in Yobe State.

“The other project to be implemented by Save the Children will strengthen early recovery, improved human development, social cohesion and resilience for over 26,000 vulnerable households and communities in Yobe state,” he said.

He said the project would do this through enhancing state government capacity to lead, oversee, strengthen and expand its social protection system and delivery of basic services, alongside increased state and community capacity to facilitate reconciliation and social cohesion.

He said the project would also help vulnerable households and communities in Yobe to become more resilient to recurrent shocks through financial support.

He said it would also help them to have diversified livelihoods, through effective support for market recovery, skills development and enhanced state capacity to provide technical assistance.

“This project is for 12 million Euros over three years,” he said.


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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack



Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack

By Chullu Modu, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.

The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.

“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.

” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.

The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst



Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days



Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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