Bindow Seeks $6.6 bn For N/East Devt

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Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has asked the European Union to help with $6.6 Billion Dollars for the development of the North-East.

He also lauded the European Union for its programme on recovery and stability aimed at repositioning the North-Eastern communities affected by the insurgency.

The Governor  made the commendation in Yola, Thursday at a one-day workshop on development of state strategic plan of action for recovery and stability held at the Murtala Nyako centre.

He identified  with the plight of the people of the state affected by the insurgency, noting that over 6.6 billion U.S dollars  is required to rebuild the ravaged places in order to enable internally displaced persons (IDPs) return to their homes

The workshop was organized to support the process of developing strategic action plan, provide platform for stakeholders to take ownership  of past action  and obtain  stakeholders validation on each state strategic plan of action for recovery and peace building in the North-Eastern Nigeria.

Represented by Deputy Governor, Engr. Martins Babale, the Governor called on the participants to ensure concerted efforts is made to raise the required fund for the implementation of the project.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Umar Buba Bindir urged the participants to brainstorm on issues that could lead to the return or foster immediate return of IDPs to their homes.

In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Professor Mohammed Kyari noted that the insurgency has claimed many lives and a lot of damages done.

He said with intervention of E.U  pragmatic results is expected which could lead to development of the area affected.

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