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Humanitarian issues: Presidential Committee hails UN Deputy Scribe for prompt and substantial response


Hajiya Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary- General has been commended by The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) for her commitment to tackling humanitarian issues in the country.
Alhaji Tijjani Musa Tumsah, the Vice Chairman of the committee, gave the commendation during a meeting with Hajiya Mohammed, according to a statement issued by Malam Alkasim Abdulkadir, Head of Media and Communications of the committee in Abuja.
Alhaji Tumsah said that the visibility she brings to humanitarian and development issues in the North-East is an added advantage in providing durable solutions to the challenges in the country.
The Vice Chairman said that there is a noticeable substantial progress recorded in the humanitarian response scale up by UN agencies which is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s North-East Recovery Plan.
The Deputy UN Scribe also commended the committee for its interventions in the North-East, particularly in assisting displaced persons as well as its durable solution plans as contained in the Buhari Recovery Plan.
She disclosed that she was on a “high-level mission” to Nigeria to bring to light the issues that affect women and how they could be tackled.
She said “The purpose of the high-level mission is to highlight the importance of women participation and leadership in peace, security and development initiatives and to foster stronger women mobilization.
“The mission also aims at bringing to light the consequences of conflict-related sexual violence on women and girls and to advocate for the inclusion of livelihood support in policy and pragmatic response.
“We would also bring visibility to the roles women play in advancing the realisation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda”.
Hajiya Amina met with women leaders and conflict-affected women and girls at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, last week Thursday.
She was accompanied on the mission by Ms Pramila Patten, Special Representative to the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director.

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