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$800m ‘Inadequate For Northeast’

Borno, State governor, Kashim Shettima,
Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 7:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has described the $800 million World Bank aid for rebuilding the Northeast, as “too small”.

He spoke yesterday at the Government House in Maiduguri, the state capital, when he hosted the United Nations  (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms Fatma Samoura.

Ms. Samoura, who is also a UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, said the UN had scaled up its presence in Borno and other North Eastern states ravaged by the insurgency.

“Yesterday, we had a long discussion with the World Bank team that came from Washington to attend the workshop.

“The workshop is for validating the year findings of the recovery and peace-building assessment.

“They have promised to leverage 800 million dollars for the North East to response to recovery, rehabilitation, de-mining, waste management and debris processing for the North East of Nigeria,’’ she said.