The North East Development Commission (NEDC) Tuesday said 90 postgraduate students would be offered a $700,000 (N316m) research grant to identify solutions to the recovery process of the North East.
The grant, which is under the commission’s North East Recovery and Stability Program through the Multi-Sectoral Recovery Project, will engage six universities and one research institute in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
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Speaking at a workshop for the flag-off of the event Tuesday in Abuja, the federal coordinator of the programme Muhammad Danjuma, said the project was a $376m World Bank loan that the federal government took to resuscitate socio-economic activities in the three states and given as a grant to respond to their needs.
He said the grant would support research in five thematic areas of agriculture, climate change mitigation, regional planning, peacebuilding and social cohesion.