UNDP, AAH engage 142,230 Borno youths for food security
Yobe monarch solicits W’Bank’s aid to check road crashes
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Action Against Hunger (AAH) have engaged 142,230 youths for food security in Borno.
AAH is a global humanitarian organisation that started in France and is committed to ending world hunger.
The youths were drawn from Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Bama, Biu local councils and nine others affected in the 13-year conflict.
The European Union (EU)-funded projects implemented by UNDP and AAH have resolved to build the resilience of the conflict-affected people and public sector institutions.
Unfolding the completed projects, the 2019/2021 reports of UNDP and AAH reports disclosed: “Many jobs are created with improved nutrition among women and their children.”
It said that agriculture-based livelihoods for food and security were executed in an environment-friendly way.
“The cash-for-work on waste management in MMC, Bama and Biu councils was to dispose 400,000 tonnes of waste in Bama,” adding that the wastes were accumulated, after the insurgents torched and flattened it in 2015.
The report held that the weak system of waste management prompted the UN agency to execute Cash for Work on Waste Management (CWWM).
RELATEDLY, the Uban Garin Fika, Alhaji Umar Muhammad, has solicited the support of the World Bank to reduce the loss of many lives on roads in Yobe.
According to him, the strict adherence to ‘traffic rules and regulations’ could save life and property.
Muhammad, who is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CITA), disclosed: “We’ll seek support of the World Bank to adhere to road safety rules in saving many lives of people and motorists.
He lamented that multiple road accidents in Yobe, Bauchi and Borno states have claimed over 35 lives this year.
Accepting the traditional title, at the weekend, in Potiskum, he said there were so many things needed to be done, to reduce auto crashes that claim lives.
He said: “We had been lagging behind, but with the capacity of a traditional title holder and member of CITA, a lot of things could be done to save people’s lives on the roads.”
The monarch assured that funds would be accessed from the World Bank for road safety activities in the three states.