Atiku's AUN launches N1bn fund for displaced persons

The American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, has launched a N1bn naira appeal fund in partnership with the Adamawa Peace Initiative for persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, has launched a N1bn naira appeal fund in partnership with the Adamawa Peace Initiative for persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to an announcement on the university website, the fund is to help resettle refugees displaced by the activities of Boko Haram

It is believed that about 1.5 million people, are displaced and homeless.

AUN President and Chair of API, Dr. Margie Ensign, said the fund will bring succour to their affected people.

“With the end of the Boko Haram in sight, we must focus on rebuilding the shattered communities and their dislocated people," Ensign was quoted as saying.

"Help is now coming their way; through the ₦1 billion Insurgency Intervention Fund all public-spirited individuals and corporate bodies now have a chance to become part of the emerging solution.”

Ensign has, through the API, been actively involved in humanitarian activities in the North-East region.

In June, the American University of Paris (AUP) awarded her an honorary doctorate in recognition of her work with victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.

AUN was founded in 2004 by Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

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