U K, Norway, Germany, ADB Contribute To Nigeria’s Safe School Initiatives
Foreign donors yesterday gave a boost to efforts by the Federal Government to ease the pains inflicted by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Minister of Information,Labaran Maku, while briefing. Journalists after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, announced the receipt of donations from the Britain, Norway and German governments to both the Safe Schools Initiative and the Victim supports funds, two programmes recently launched by President Goodluck Jonathan
The latest donation from the foreign donors as announced by the Minister of Information shows that Britain donated the sum of £1M, ( one Million pounds Sterling), Norway, $1.5 Million US Dollars, while the German government is processing the sum of €2M( Two Million Euros).
Maku said the African Development Bank, ADB, also made a donation of $1m US dollars to the funds even as the ADB President, Donald Kaberuka has also supported the funds with a personal donation of $50,000 (Fifty Thousand Dollars).
The President had recently set up the fund as part of Federal Government’s efforts to proactively evolve and implement policies and measures that will rehabilitate school children and structures that have been adversely affected by the activities of the Boko Haram .
Speaking further on the Safe School Initiatives and Victims Support Funds for victims of the the Boko Haram insurgency , Maku disclosed that some friends of Nigeria have been making contributions to the fund.
He urged all well meaning public spirited people to support this initiative as it will go a long way in assisting government efforts to rebuild the areas currently being ravaged by the activities of Boko Haram.