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World Bank Pledges N159 Billion for Rehabilitation of North Eastern States destroyed by Boko Haram

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Boko Haram attacks all girls school in Bauchi State Bella NaijaThe UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Fatma Samoura, made the disclosure on Thursday in Maiduguri during a courtesy visit to Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno state. Samoura, who is also a UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative said the UN was scaling up its presence in Borno and other North Eastern states ravaged by the insurgency.

Samoura said, “Yesterday, we had a long discussion with the World Bank team that came from Washington to attend the workshop. The workshop is for validating the year findings of the recovery and peace-building assessment. They have promised to leverage 800 million dollars (N159.2 billion) for the North East to respond to recovery, rehabilitation, de-mining, waste management and debris processing”

Responding, Gov Shettima commended the efforts of the UN and President Buhari, while calling for more support for victims of the Boko Haram menace.

“It is in the interest of humanity to rally round Nigeria over Boko Haram. The developed world gave Turkey two billion dollars to resettle refugees from Syria. There are about two million IDPs from Borno and 20 Local Government Areas were overran by Boko Haram and there is food crisis now in the state.” he said.

Source: allAfrica

5 Comments

  1. ElessarisElendil

    April 1, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Is it free?

  2. freemind

    April 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    to what end? if boko haram is not eliminated?…

  3. nene

    April 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    all money goes to the north, yet nothing!

  4. shomowale

    April 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I would take this with a pinch of salt. All that money to a region that is reputable for producing almost nothing….This money ain’t going to develop cash generating industry in the area just homes for people who have no interest in working till Muhammed comes Back! …..Looks like we are Buying Debt…??!

  5. nnenne

    April 2, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Sometimes I think Nnamdi Kanu may be right.
    Please don’t blame me. Am only human and I love justice and fair play!

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