AFRICA.Nigeria: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is set to restore infrastructures and make provisions for life-saving services to 156,888 direct and 362,307 indirect beneficiaries in Bade and Shani local government areas of Borno and Yobe states.
According to the Head of WFP, Yobe State command, Dr. Agbessi Amewoa, the intervention is centered on providing sustainable livelihood creation, peace building and as well as governance capacity building to the people of the area.
This project is one among the many projects by WFP across the 17 local government areas of Yobe State.
Also speaking during the event in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, the acting head of UNICEF in Maiduguri field office, Dr. Clement Adams stated that £40 million has been donated for resilience and essential services support for the programme in North Eastern Nigeria.
The Purpose of the Programme
According to Adams, the event is aimed at strengthening the resilience of the vulnerable population through enhancing peace, increasing livelihood opportunities, and providing education, health, nutrition, child protection, and sanitation.
The project will as well leverage ongoing humanitarian support while also providing multi-sectoral interventions to address drivers of conflict and fragility, Adams noted.
The intervention will also support the strengthening of local governance structures to promote social cohesion through community-based processes and the capacity building of government partners.