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Belgium provides €5m for humanitarian support in Nigeria

The Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Daniel Bertrand (Right) and the Chairman, North East Development Commission, Mr Muhammed Alkali (Middle)

The Belgium government has promised the Federal Government of its support of Five Million Euros for humanitarian assistance for speedy recovery and rapid development of North Eastern part of the Country.

The Country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Daniel Bertrand stated this during his courtesy visit to the North East Development Commission liaison office in Abuja.

Ambassador Bertrand said the Belgium Government had over the years maintained bilateral relationship with Nigeria, and stressed that the donation would revive the socio economic strength of the people North East and Nigeria in General.

The Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria applauded the management of the North East Development Commission for transparency and commitment towards ensuring total rehabilitation of Victims of Boko haram insurgency.

The Chairman of the North East Development Commission, Mr Muhammed Alkali said the Commission had been receiving consistent humanitarian support from the Belgium government and solicited more support in the area of Agriculture, Sports and Capacity Building for people of the Region.

“The whole of the North East, as you can probably research it, a large percentage of people depend on Agriculture, because of  insurgency, many have move to city but now they are going back, we need support in that area and capacity Building, Sports and resettlement of the people of the Region.” Mr Alkali requested.

Mr Alkali added that the Mandate of the North East Development Commission which include providing humanitarian assistance and resettlement of people displaced by terrorists have been yielding positive results since the establishment of the Commission.

Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka, editing by Daniel Adejo.