The Federal Government in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a multimillion-dollar initiative to support the recovery efforts being made in the North East of Nigeria.
According to press release, this project is a collaboration between the AfDB and Nigeria’s Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative to launch the Bank-financed Inclusive Basic Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Program for North East Nigeria.
This scheme is meant to support the recovery efforts in the region by addressing critical issues and investing in acute areas of infrastructure. It will also support efforts on improving the food security and nutrition in the region.
The launch will be presided by the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Nigeria Country Department premises of the bank in Abuja on 6th December 2018. Governors of North Eastern states as well as ministers of related sectors will be in attendance.
The Nigeria Inclusive Basic Social Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme is meant to ensure mitigation of socio-economic vulnerabilities in the North East which are caused mainly by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The programmes supports the High 5 priority of the African Development Bank especially in respect to Feed Africa and improve the lives of the people of Africa within the recovery and peacebuilding framework.