Mr Young says the EU will be working in Adamawa and Borno states under the project name, STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE IN THE NORTH EAST from 2016-2021 to enhance the return to normal life of affected persons.
The intervention which is about 54.5 million euros is aimed at building resilience amongst people.
Young also stressed that there is need to go beyond humanitarian aid by simultaneously providing development assistance that will strengthen local institutional capacity in recovery and reconstruction and to promote self-reliance by boosting the resilience of the people.
The intervention will seek to
– address IDPs within host communities and their respective host communities
– support the voluntary return of IDPs as well as the rehabilitation of their communities of origin.
Responding, Governor Jibrilla called on the EU delegation to concentrate on developing the communities to enhance the return of normal life for victims of insurgency who he said are returning to there homes.
Bindow emphasized that normalcy has returned to more than 90% of the areas affected in the past and said the displaced persons have mostly returned home and need their markets, schools, hospitals, places of worship and other basic amenities rebuilt.
He thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for his effort in conquering boko haram and for restoring peace to the North-East region.