Abuja - More than 1 million refugees in the
terror-prone Borno State are set to benefit from the Conditional Cash Transfer
(CCT) programme sponsored by the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP).
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director at UNWFP, and Yaya
Olaiton, the Nigerian Ambassador to Rome, and other officials have visited
Maiduguri, the Borno capital to launch the exercise targeting 45 000
Before flagging off the exercise and interacting with
beneficiaries at Chezkon IDP host community, the team was led on a courtesy
call to the Deputy Governor of Borno state Alhaji Usman Durkwa by the zonal
coordinator National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North East, Alhaji
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The team that visited Maiduguri also included officials from
NEMA Headquarters, Dr Kayode Fagbemi, the Deputy Director Planning,
Research/Forecasting and Akande Isiaka Iyiola, Deputy Director Disaster Risk
WFP has been a major partner of NEMA especially in providing
tecnical support to the agency in managing disaster across the country.
Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Zonal Information Officer of NEMA North
East, said some 1,2 million internally displaced persons (IDP) residing in host
communities across the metropolis will benefit from the initiative launched in
collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
- CAJ News