Yobe, UNDP partner on security, education, health

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State (left) with the United Nations Development Programme’s Country Representative, Mr. Mohammed Yahaya, during a courtesy visit by the UN official to the governor at the Yobe Governor's Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja yesterday

Yobe State Government is set to partner the United Nations Development Programme on issues of development.

Governor Mai Mala Buni said this while responding to comments by the UNDP Country Representative Mohammed Yahaya who led a team from the UN agency on a courtesy visit to the governor at the Yobe Governor’s Lodge in Abuja yesterday.

Buni said Yobe State and other north-eastern states had seen greater challenges with the devastating Boko Haram insurgency.

He said: “As the security situation continues to improve in Yobe State, people who have fled their communities because of the Boko Haram insurgency have been returning to those communities. We would like the UNDP to work with us and support our efforts to rebuild those communities and reconstruct public and private infrastructure such as schools, clinics and houses destroyed by the insurgents.”

Yahaya, while addressing journalists, said the UNDP would support Yobe in stabilising areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and assisting the state to “recover and ensure it goes through the path ways for its own agenda.”


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