Killing: Borno Government To Receive 500, 000 Euros From France Authorities To Provide Food, Security For Maiduguri Residents
France government has reportedly supported humanitarian aid in Borno state, Nigeria with 500, 000 euros.
On Thursday, May 10, Guillaume de Kerdrel, first counsellor of the French Embassy in Abuja, signed the agreement with two humanitarian organisations; Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) and Alima.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that PUI and Alima are both active in providing aid in the north-east region of Nigeria.
Reiterating its commitment to Nigeria, Ambassador Guillaume indicated that the money would be dedicated to funding two projects in the north-eastern region.
“The 500,000 Euros will cater to two specific projects. “The first is aimed at improving medical care for children suffering from malnutrition in the newly accessible parts of Kukawa local government area in Borno.
“The second is aimed at improving the food security of vulnerable populations in Maiduguri,” Guillaume said.
He added: “The French government through the French Embassy in Nigeria is expressing its commitment to contributing to humanitarian efforts that will lead to the continual rehabilitation and restoration of the north-eastern region of Nigeria which has suffered greatly from the insurgency of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.”
Meanwhile, in a previous report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Boko Haram commanders surrender.