It has been revealed that Nigerian Ministers, Presidential aides, as well as Heads of Parastatals and others in government have contributed $1.1 million to the regional stabilization of the North East.
This disclosure was made by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed in a statement he released on Friday in Abuja.
According to Yunusa Tanko, “Mrs. Ahmed shared that those of them in the federal government of Nigeria have contributed US$1.1 million to the regional stabilization facility Nigeria window, in keeping with their longstanding commitment to ensuring stability and sustainable resilience in the North East.”
Yunusa Tanko stated that the federal government is developing interventions that will ensure peace and security and stability in the North East and Nigeria as a whole.
According to him, “as the federal government develops the next generation of national development plans (Medium-Term National Development Plans, and the long-term National Development Plan – ‘Nigeria Agenda 50’), it is prioritising sustainable and inclusive development and ensuring specific interventions aimed at ensuring peace and security across the Nigeria, and on stabilising the North East region.”
In her remarks, at the recently held Project Board Meeting for Regional Stabilisation Facility-Nigeria (RSF) Window Virtual, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said; “we remain firmly committed to the stabilization work in the North East, and to working closely with all stakeholders to restore peace and prosperity to the affected States.”