EU APPROVES $512M TO MITIGATE NORTHERN CRISIS, BOOST POWER SUPPLY
By James Emejo
The European Union (EU) has approved a $512 million (about N112 billion) grant to help provide health and resilience in the northern part of the country which has been bedevilled by insecurity and declining economic activities.
The intervention is also expected to improve governance by deepening democracy and boost power supply across the country.
Also, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) pledged $231 million support for new education programmes that will help provide safe learning opportunities for girls in Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Jordan and Guatemala. The USAID financial support is coming as A-list stars joined hands to support girls’ education worldwide
The EU assistance was announced Friday in Nairobi, Kenya during the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) National Indicative Programmes (NIP) between the Federal Government and the EU at the side lines of the just concluded 99th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Council (ACP) of Ministers and 39th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Council-European Union (ACP-EU) Council of Ministers meetings.
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