The Japanese Government on Monday announced a donation of three million dollars in support of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Sadanabu Kusaoke, made the announcement at the launch of the project in Maiduguri.
Kusaake said that the project was aimed at assisting the victims to engage in gainful activities like farming and trading for social stability.
Vanguard quotes him saying, “The Japanese Government has decided to support the project for early recovery and social cohesion in the North-East of Nigeria with a 3 million dollars donation.
“This is to help people who engage in gainful activities like farming and trading to contribute to the social stabilization and recovery of the affected communities in the three states,” he said.
Kusaoke said that the project would concentrate on women, youths and other vulnerable groups in the communities. “Priority is on women, youths and other vulnerable people. “The project is expected to create safe environment for the returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as reduce pressure on migration to neighboring countries,” he said.