The Victim Support Fund (VSF) is projecting N3 billion for rehabilitation programmes for victims of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s North East.
Executive Director of the fund, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a three-day Stakeholders Forum for participants from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Declaring the workshop open, Deputy Governor of Adamawa State who is also the chairman of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Martins Babale, urged stakeholders in the affected states to come out with a blue print to alleviate the sufferings of victims.
He lauded the fund for its various interventions in the state, particularly in areas of education, healthcare and humanitarian services.
Professor Sunday Ocheche, executive director of the fund said the forum was to assess the knowledge of stakeholders on VSF Strategic Areas of support as well as evaluate the effectiveness of VSF interventions.
He urged them to identify key strategies for accelerated, effective and efficient delivery of services to targeted people.
In his message to the occasion, the chairman of the fund, Gen. T.Y Danjuma who was represented by Amb. John Gana, reiterated the commitment of the fund to the welfare of boko haram victims and tasked stakeholders to come up with an effective approach to addressing the challenges in the north east.
Mallam Mohammed Bukar who represented Borno and Hajiya Hauwa Abubakar from Yobe state, lauded the fund for its sustainable impact on the lives of Boko Haram victims in the affected states.