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UNDP, Borno disengage civilian JTF with entrepreneurial skills


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with Borno State Ministry of Justice, has disengaged 190 members of Civilian JTF, after acquiring skills in entrepreneurship and trade.
The disengaged members, who were drawn from Borno and Yobe states, are affected by decade-long Boko Haram insurgency that claimed many lives and property.
UNDP’s Sub Office Head in Maiduguri, Mizuho Yokoi, disclosed this at the disengagement ceremony held at College of Agriculture, Maiduguri.
According to her, the Civilian JTF members underwent two-week skills  acquisition training at College of Agriculture.
She said the disengaged trained members, are also provided with takeoff grant of N180,000 for the applications of their respective acquired skills and trades in communities.

Her words: “Each one of you, is given a take-off grant of N180,000 through the bank to start up you choice acquired businesses.
“You’re to open bank accounts, immediately after your disengagement from Civilian JTF, before commencing your respective businesses, enterprises and trades.”
Borno State Civilian JTF Coordinator, who also served as State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, said CJTF is a voluntary security outfit that spread to  Local Government Areas, including neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.
“They greatly assured the gallant troops and other security agencies in ongoing counter-insurgency operations in Lake Chad region and Sambisa Forest,” he said.
According to him, their achievements are supported by President  Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babagana Zulum in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
He said Boko Haram insurgents will be controlled and managed? which informed UNDP’s collaboration with the Leadership and Citizenship Institute in Jos, Plateau State.

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