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The Millions Of Dollars International Organisations Claimed To Have Spent On IDPs In Northeast Was Rarely Seen On Ground- Buhari

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the impact of millions of dollars which the international organisations claimed to have spent on the internally displaced persons in the northeast was rarely seen on ground.


President Buhari stated this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while inaugurating the Presidential Economic Advisory Council.


He said, “Today, we hear international organisations claiming to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on IDPs in the North East. But when you visit the camps, you rarely see the impact.


“In 2017, when the National Emergency Management Agency took over the feeding of some IDPs in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the amount we spent was significantly lower than the claims made by these international organisations.


“Therefore, actionable data is critical to implement effective strategies to address pressing problems such as these humanitarian issues.


“I, therefore, look forward to receiving your baseline study as this will help us shape ideas for a sustainable and prosperous future.”


“As you develop your baseline study, I would like you to focus on primary data collection.


“We can only plan realistically when we have reliable data. As you are aware, as a government, we prioritised agriculture as a critical sector to create jobs and bring prosperity to our rural communities.


“Our programmes covered the entire agricultural value chain from seed to fertiliser to grains and ultimately, our dishes.


“As you travel in some rural communities, you can clearly see the impact. However, the absence of reliable data is hindering our ability to upgrade these programmes and assure their sustainability.”

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