Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS


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Over 53,000 households will directly benefit from two new European Union (EU)-funded projects aimed at strengthening the recovery and resilience of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups in Yobe state. The EU has earmarked €26 million through its 11th European Development Fund for the projects, to be launched by the Yobe State Authorities on 18 June 2019, in Damaturu.

The projects will expand and deepen the already extensive EU humanitarian and development assistance to the many victims of violence and displacement in Nigeria's North East while addressing some of the underlying drivers of violent extremism in Nigeria. Proven international implementing partners will execute the projects, over a period of three years.

Nigerian youth played an indispensable role during the general elections in February and March 2019. Members of the NYSC made up the majority of the more than one million ad-hoc staff who worked on Election Day, serving during both the presidential and state level elections. It is in recognition of this vital role that the EU Delegation decided to donate the equipment of the EU EOM the Corp Members, who served during the elections

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has presented the third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice - Three years on, looking forward”, which will be discussed by the EU Foreign and Defence Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June 2019 in Luxembourg. The report looks at the progress achieved over the past three years, since the presentation of the Global Strategy in June 2016, in five priority areas - the security of the Union, state and social resilience to our east and south, an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, cooperative regional orders and global governance for the 21st century - and provides possible orientations for the way forward in the coming years.

Following our March 27, 2019 announcement inviting qualified members of the NYSC to send entries demonstrating their participation as ad hoc staff in the just concluded general elections, we are very pleased to announce that following an extensive selection process, a total of 75 deserving corps members have been selected. They will each receive a laptop and a mobile phone. These items were used by the EU Electoral Observation team in the just concluded elections and we are very pleased to donate these to the members of the youth corps. A final list of recipients can be accessed via this link.

A donation ceremony is scheduled to hold at 10:00am on Monday, June 17th at the NYSC Kubwa Orientation Camp.