Lake Chad: Germany supports stabilisation effort with N18bn
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.