German Govt Intervenes in Northeast Humanitarian Crisis - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, December 19, 2022

German Govt Intervenes in Northeast Humanitarian Crisis

By Our Correspondent

Governor Babagana of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum has said that without the intervention of Germany Government in the Northeast humanitarian crisis, thousands of youths in Borno State would have joined Boko Haram and ISWAP.

He was responding to remarks by the German Foreign Affairs Minister, Annalena Baerbock, who paid an assessment visit of German intervention at Ngaranam, in which about 50 kilometers Northeast of Maiduguri, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Germany is the major donor in the over 600-housing project of the UNDP for the resettlement of the returnee community.

He thanked the German Government for supporting the resettlement of the 3000 IDPs at Ngaranam, stating, "without the support of the German Government in the Boko Haram humanitarian crisis, thousands of youths would have joined Boko Haram and ISWAP."

Baerbock had stressed the role and commitment of Germany, with support from the United Nations, UN and European Union, EU in the peace and stabilization process of the resettled communities of Borno State.

She said the aim of German intervention in the Northeast crisis is to return people to their ancestral homes to build their own future and give their children a future.

Each household of the community resettled last September, was given a 50kg bag of rice, a 100kg bag of maize and N100,000 cash to start life.

In addition, the household head was given a heifer and a bull while wife was given a he-goat and two goats to rebuild their economy.

Highlight of the visit was inspection of befitting school newly constructed where children of the returnees were enrolled to receive qualitative western education. End

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