Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

EU Niger Delta Support Programme (NDSP) – Components 1&2 - State Expenditure and Employment for Results (SEEFOR)

28/12/2018 - 14:18
Regional overview

The objective of this project is to contribute to mitigating the conflict in the Niger Delta by addressing the main causes of the unrest and violence - bad governance, (youth) unemployment and poor delivery of basic services. The objective of SEEFOR is to promote youth employment, access to socio-economic services and public finance management in 4 Niger Delta states.

Expected results:

  • Increased number of youths employed through public works activities and increased access to skills acquisition by employable graduates;
  • National accreditation of selected technical and vocational training (TVT) courses;
  • Improved access to basic services through community driven initiatives/micro projects in health, education, rural roads, environment, sanitation and livelihood activities;
  • Fiscal Responsibility, Public Procurement and Budget Laws submitted to State Assemblies;
  • Improved PFM system and more transparent allocation of resources for service delivery;
  • Improved personnel and payroll controls, financial reporting, expenditure controls and audit.


Main activities:

  • Support to youth employment and access to socio-economic services: through public works and institutional strengthening; technical, vocational and agricultural training by providing grants to existing technical, vocational and agricultural institutions and grants to FADAMA & Community Development Associations;
  • Support to PFM Reforms: through PFM legislations & implementation of PFM/payroll systems including their public procurement processes and institutions; 
  • Component C. Project Implementation Support and Coordination: to support both federal and state levels institutions in the areas of coordination and to strengthen the Federal Ministry for Niger Delta Affairs.


Main accomplishments to date:

  • By December 2017, the project has  provided employment to 39,029 youths across the four beneficiary States; This figure exceeds the project target by 16%;
  • In addition to the opportunity for wage earnings, the engagement of youths is supplemented by training in life skills for about 35,000 youths including the provision of starter packs based on skills typology and readiness for self-employment;
  • 20,032 youths trained under the TVET component of the project, which is 37% above the project target; a total of 90 courses have been accredited for all TVET centres/institutions across the 4 states;
  • Progress on the roll out of SIFMIS, accounting, expenditure control and financial reporting, internal and external audits, and budgetary reforms; complete roll out of modules is expected before project end
  • Financial Management Bill, Audit Bill, Procurement Law, and Fiscal Strategy Paper are at various stages of enactment by the 4 states


Description: 10th EDF (CRIS ref: 2011/022-910)

Total budget (EUR): 377. 855M

Implementation period: 5 years (currently under D+5)

Implementation agency: Components 1 & 2 World Bank

Geographical region: 4 States (Rivers, Delta, Edo & Bayelsa) in Niger Delta Region in Nigeria

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