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EU Initiates N4.3b Projects To Support Niger Delta

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The European Union (EU) has initiated four projects worth N4.3 billion to support Niger Delta. The projects which have a total funding of 956,000 euros would be implemented over a period of five years to services in water and sanitation management.
EU Head of Delegation and Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen, who was at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja today revealed that the projects were part of EU activities to promote, protect human rights in Nigeria.

“The EU is signing four projects with Civil Society Organisations to provide services in the Niger Delta in water and sanitation management to increase access for the locals,” Karlsen told reporters.
One of the projects was funded under European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) programme, while the others were funded under component three of the Niger Delta Support Programme (NDSP).

“So this is another example of close collaboration of EU with CSOs and authority in Nigeria because we know that the chain is as strong as the weakest link.
“We always advocate for civil society, the international community and the authority a like to approach some of the challenges that we have seen in Nigeria and some other places.”
In February, , the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa rejected the federal government’s proposed cattle colonies, saying his state will not cede land for it.

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