On behalf of the government and people of Borno state, I wish to acknowledge the extensive support of the Department For International Development and UKAID (DFID) to Borno State and her people in this trying time. Several support programmes have over the years enabled us to proactively address the crisis in our State head on.
It is in keeping with this tradition of collaboration and support that DFID, in Partnership with PCNI and the EU, is again initiating the Enabling Sustained Recovery in Northeast Nigeria (ENSURE) program. This is a $4million dollar Technical Assistance program that will provide the added capacity to address the challenges that have been thrown up by the insurgency in Borno State.
We wish to reiterate the support of the government and people of Borno State to this laudable program and express Borno States continued support for the lifetime of the program. Borno State is grateful to Federal Government of Nigeria through PCNI and Her Majesty’s Government for the continued effort, support and interventions to restore peace and prosperity in Borno State.
According Tijjani M Tumsah, Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee On the North East Initiative, this intervention is in line with the Federal Government’s plan to foster the safe, dignified and sustainable return of its citizens with provision of basic services and livelihood support. The PCNI will continue to work closely with partners such as DfID to facilitate the inclusive and coordinated recovery of Borno State and the entire region.