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UNDP Releases $30M To Nigeria For Humanitarian Crisis In The North East
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UNDP Releases $30M To Nigeria For Humanitarian Crisis In The North East

Austin Papi

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has discharged $30 million US dollars to Nigeria from the regional stabilization facility to combat the humanitarian crisis in the North East of the country.

Boko Haram has been terrorizing the residents in the North East for a while, causing people in the affected towns to seek refuge in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

Also, nature has played a role in the crisis in the North East, as states in the region are facing huge floods. A UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at the first inaugural meeting convened by UNDP on the way forward in actualizing the ‘Nigeria window’ of the Regional Stabilization Facility.

According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Regional Stabilization Facility was launched in July in Niamey, Niger, at the second Governors Forum to contribute support to the affected regions of Nigeria. The project was expected to be implemented between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2021.

The Federal Government has acknowledged the humanitarian gesture of UNDP and promises to rid the North East of Boko Haram insurgents as soon as possible.

The sect began terrorizing the nation over a decade ago, with the aim of making the country an Islamic one and implementing Sharia Law in all states.

The Nigerian army recently neutralized seven commandants of the terrorist group, while promising to end the activities of the terrorists sooner than later.