The World bank has donated the sum of 50 million dollars to assist the six insurgent affected North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe under the FADAMA programme.
The Team Leader, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe who stated this while speaking to newsmen, said the reason for carrying out such project was to deal with the negative impact of insurgency that had affected the people in those states.
According to him, “the project is a combined effort of the Federal Government and International Community to revive livelihood in the North-East due to losses incurred as a result of the activities of insurgents.”
He said the World Bank was targeting 600 communities and 24,000 households in the North-East region of Nigeria.
He added that the purpose of the project was not just to reach out to the six affected states but to bring all key stakeholders and team players to be in the same page.
When asked why the project was been implemented under FADAMA 3, he replied that they saw FADAMA 3 as good platform that had established link in the rural areas, stressing “that is why we use such platform to reach out to
farmers affected by insurgency in rural communities.”
On how they tend to reach out to the exact beneficiaries, he said there would be an open and transparent process where people would meet at the village square.
Oredipe also disclosed that six more projects would be launched, including two in education, another two in health, one in agriculture and a bigger one worth 200million that would address issues across sectors.