25 September 2011
European Union (EU) has set aside 200 million Euros for the execution of various projects in
. EU Ambassador to Nigeria Nigeria, Mr David Mackae, made the disclosure Saaturday in when he visited Mr Awoye Bob-Manuel, Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning. Port Harcourt
He said the funds would be spent on programmes that would create employment opportunities and improve water supply in the country.
“The EU together with the World Bank will partner with the government to ensure that the problem of unemployment, shortage of potable water supply and sanitation is reduced in the country, especially in the Niger Delta,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying.
Mackae said that most of the projects would be executed in the Niger Delta.
He therefore urged the government and people of
Nigeria to support the EU in its developmental programmes in . Bob-Manuel assured that the Rivers government would always support organisations that were willing to partner with the state to transformation the Niger Delta. Nigeria