Nigeria, EU Sign €143m North-East Support Pact

The Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

By Victor Ernest with agency report

The Federal Government has expressed appreciation to the European Union (EU) for the 143 million euros support package for the recovery and reconstruction needs in the North-East.

The EU announced the support on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, gave the appreciation in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, James Akpandem in Abuja.

For basic service

According to Udoma, the package is for the provision of basic services including energy, education and health, job creation, strengthening, monitoring and evaluation systems as well as public financial management systems.

The minister, who signed the package agreement on behalf of Nigeria, described it as ”another positive effort in the collaboration between the EU and the Nigerian Government.”

He stated that the support showed collaboration to collectively work towards ameliorating the sufferings of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency.

Emergency Trust Fund

Udoma explained that the Financing Agreement signed on Thursday was for the sum of 20 million euros from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

He added that the Nigerian government had devoted substantial resources to bring the humanitarian situation in the North-East under control.

 


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