Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Approves $36.2M to Aid 2011 Post-Election Violence Victims

Written by Makula Dunbar

From This Day Live

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N5,747,694,780.00 as assistance to nine states of the federation for direct disbursement to those who lost their properties, means of livelihood and places of worship in the post-election violence of 2011.

In the same vein, the federal government said the families of the dead and the wounded during the crisis had been identified and would be taken care of in due course.

The president’s approval coincided with the confirmation by the federal government that it would borrow some $9 billion between 2012 and 2014 from donor agencies for federal and state infrastructure projects.

The breakdown of the compensation to the nine states, based on a report of the Federal Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development, which assessed the reported losses and damage to properties in all the affected states, are as follows: Bauchi – N1,574,879,000.00, Sokoto – N55,888,506.00, Zamfara – N93,253,485.00, Niger – N433,375,875.00 and Jigawa – N208,667,634.00.

Katsina, Kano, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom States got N1,973,209,440.00, N944,827,000.00, N420,089,840.00 and N43,504,000.00 respectively.