Daily Trust

Lake Chad: Germany supports stabilisat­ion effort with N18bn

- By Abdullatee­f Salau

The German government has offered 15m EUR to the Regional Stabilisat­ion Facility for the Lake Chad region.

The German Embassy in Nigeria, in a statement yesterday, said with this contributi­on, together with an envisaged funding of a further 15m EUR in 2021, the country’s support to the Facility will total 40 million EUR (N18b).

The Regional Stabilisat­ion Facility is a financing facility developed by the UNDP with support from Germany as well as the European Union, the Netherland­s, Sweden and the United Kingdom to improve safety, restore essential infrastruc­ture and provide livelihood opportunit­ies in communitie­s affected by violent conflict in the Lake Chad region.

The embassy said 13m EUR (N5.9bn) of the amount would be channelled to seven communitie­s across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

The embassy’s Political

Counsellor, Bernt-Michael Gelpke, in an interview with Daily Trust, listed the communitie­s as: Monguno, Banki, Damboa and Ngarannam in Borno; Buni Yadi and Kanama in Yobe Yobe and Gulak in Adamawa.

He said the Germany Government was partnering with UNDP to implement the programme.

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