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EU support grants hit 262m Euros, says Borno government


Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara has disclosed that the European Union (EU) Rebuilding Support Grants in the last four years has hit 262m euros (N106.37 trn).

The intervention grants were to rebuild the destroyed education, health and housing infrastructural facilities in the state.
Speaking while flagging off the EU education support projects at Government House, Maiduguri, for the implementation of 20m euros (N8bn) projects sited in six councils affected by insurgency, Umara said the first EU grant was 180 million euros with an additional 50 million euros for the State’s Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement (RRR) programmes in communities destroyed by insurgents.

He further disclosed that last year, another 12m euros tranche of EU grant was also deployed for the restoration of livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin.

Thanking EU for the grants, he assured that the 262m euros are being judiciously utilised in rebuilding destroyed communities, including the return of over a million displaced persons.

The Head, EU, Nigeria, Mr. Kurt Cornelius said: “The educational support is a response to the state government’s request last year for assistance for those affected by the conflict in Borno.”


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