The Yobe State Team Lead, of the European Union (EU) and the British Council, Mr Sambo Abdulkadir, has said the programme provided legal aid services to over 30,000 people.
He also said over 1,000 community leaders were trained in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
Abdulkadir announced the official closure of the EU-funded Managing Conflict in North-East Nigeria (MCN) Programme of the British Council at the close-out event held in Damaturu, on Tuesday.
In his speech, Abdulkadir emphasized the importance of sustainability and urged all stakeholders, including government officials and other organisations, to continue building on the programme’s achievements for the benefit of the people of Yobe State.
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He also expressed his gratitude to the EU and the British Council for their support and partnership throughout the five-year programme which has helped in restoring peace in the region.
The Representative of the Chairman of the Yobe State Council of Chiefs, Baba Hardo Zarma, praised the MCN Programme for its positive impact in restoring peace and harmonious coexistence between local communities.
The MCN Programme, which was launched in 2017, aimed to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region of Nigeria.
The programme was implemented by the British Council in partnership with local organisations and government agencies, and focused on improving access to justice, security and basic services for affected communities.
The MCN Programme’s efforts have contributed significantly to the restoration of peace and normalcy to communities in Yobe State, which was one of the North-East states worst affected by the insurgency.
The EU and the British Council’s support has played a crucial role in addressing the humanitarian crisis and improving the lives of those affected by the conflict.