By Dayo Johnson
AKUREâ€”THE European Union (EU) is to undertake 1,200 micro projects worth over N9billion in nine Niger Delta States across the country under its Micro Project Programme (MPP9).
Speaking at the MPP9 workshop in Akure yesterday, its team leader represented by Tammie Kammonke said the new model was based on experience of both MPP3 and MPP6 which encouraged development through partnership between the communities and their local government councils.
Kammonke who is a gender expert,Â said out of the projects, 130 would be implemented in Ondo State.
According to her, the programme was financed by 27 membersâ€™ states of the EU under the 9th European Development Fund EDF.
The EU leader added that the projects would be completed within the next three years.
The Ondo state Decentralized Management Unit team leader, Mrs Comfort Adedoyin said the aim of the development programme â€œis to institute reforms, resulting in local government increasingly providing infrastructural services, income generating option, sustainable means of livelihood development, gender equality and community development.