Press Officer, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Modestus Chukwulaka, has said in a press statement, that more than 150, 000 children and 2, 500 teachers would benefit directly from the two new EU funded projects.

Chukwulaka said the fund earmarked by the bloc through its 11th European Development Fund for the projects, would expand and deepen the already extensive EU humanitarian and development assistance to the many victims of violence and displacement in Nigeria’s North East.

He said in the document that the fund would also address some of the underlying drivers of violent extremism in Nigeria.

He said the proven international implementing partners would execute the projects, over a period of three years.

Chukwulaka said the programme would be implemented by two consortia, one led by Plan International, together with Save the Children and Gender Equality Peace and Development Centre of Nigeria.

He said the other was led by UNICEF, together with Norwegian Refugee Council and Street Child.