UNDP, Nigerian Army Discuss Stabilisation Facility in North-East
The representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria have visited the Nigerian Army Headquarters and discussed security for the agency’s stabilisation facilities in the North-East.
The facilities are deployed in curtailing the ability of Boko Haram insurgency by restoring and extending effective civilian security in the region.
The UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohammed Yahyah who led the delegation on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff in Abuja, commended the military for their efforts in fighting terrorism.
Mohammed said a colloboration with the Nigerian military had witnessed robust progress in livelihoods and improve the delivery of basic services in Nigeria, most especially in some states ravaged by insurgency.
He, therefore, expressed their continued strong commitment to leading necessary stabilization efforts in the region, including through the Facility.
While responding, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai reiterated the Nigerian Army commitment to stabilisation in the North East through strategic and operation plans, adding that the army will continue to provide support for all UN humanitarian agencies.
Buratai, however, urged UNDP to consolidate on the successes achieved so far by not relenting on its oars until final stability returns to the region.
He said: “Although insurgency is not peculiar to Nigeria but a global phenomenon. Integrating UN system to the development of NE through humanitarian services are commendable.
“Be rest assured of the needed support, as those who had deserted their homes (in fear of insurgency) would be returned,” Buratai assured.