Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has made an appeal to the United Nations and other donor agencies to step up humanitarian efforts in the state and also help in speeding up resettlement and reconstruction process for citizens displaced by insurgency.
The governor made the appeal on Wednesday in Abuja at the United Nations building during an event tagged ‘Holding On’ to mark ten years of Boko Haram insurgency.
He said he expects the UN and other development partners to step up their efforts and continue to support the government’s post-conflict initiatives now that peace has been restored in the state.
He said; “The displacement of people from their communities also affects their capacity to engage in meaningful economic activity, including farming. This, in turn, has worsened a food security situation that clearly pre-dated Boko Haram.”
Governor Buni also added that reconstruction and resettlement “are clearly the most challenging for us in Yobe State, given the enormity of the devastation to our infrastructure and our capacity for service delivery” and urged the UN and its agencies as well as other donor organisations to do more to help the process.”