U.S. contributes $45.5m for North-east rehabilitation

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United States Government has stated that it would contribute an additional $45.5 million to rehabilitation efforts in the North-east.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, said this at the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission (BNC) meeting in Abuja yesterday.
Sullivan said the support would help those who had been affected by violence in the North-east to rebuild their lives.
“We are encouraged by Nigeria’s recent steps to establish a North-east Development Commission which could enable many of those displaced by conflicts restart their lives.
“I am proud to announce that the United States, through our colleagues at USAID, will contribute an additional $45.5 million to support stabilisation and early recovery efforts to help those who have been affected by violence in the northeast to rebuild their lives,’ he said.’
He, however, urged the government to sustain a comprehensive approach to restoring peace, security and development in the North-east.
Sullivan called for enhanced cooperation between government, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and community leaders to “create a doable, socio-economic and political infrastructure to support lasting peace and development.”
“That must include transparent and credible investigation of human rights violations and mechanisms to hold those found guilty accountable for their actions. This is essential to deepening the people’s trust of government, strengthening security efforts in the northeast and approving the United States ability to partner with Nigeria.” (Premium Times)

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