Yobe gov’t demands updates on new humanitarian project from UN

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Yobe gov’t demands updates on new humanitarian project from UN

Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Commissioner for Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Honourable Mohammed Lamin, has asked the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in the state to share with the ministry, informative documents on the new project coming to the state.

Honourable Lamin made the appeal Tuesday while receiving the UNOCHA Coordinator, Northeast Accountability to Affected Population/Community Engagement, Asther Hagos, in his office at the state secretariat, Damaturu.

He maintained that the Ministry is vital to the proper implementation of interventions by government and every stakeholder, and as such need all relevant details that will guide community engagement and lead to accountability.

The commissioner assured that the ministry would continue to play its role and responsibility of educating, enlightening, informing and mobilising the populace in the state for sustainable development aimed at bettering the lives of the citizenry.

He commended the efforts of the UN agencies and other partners for their efforts in complementing the efforts of the state government towards the recovery and resettlement of the people.

The UNOCHA Coordinator, Asther Hagos, appreciated the cordial relationship existing between the state and the UN agencies as well as other partners in the state.

She said her meeting with the ministry, would help the implementation of the new project for the people who are affected and displaced by crises.

The project hopes to make use of the media in identifying need gaps and possible ways forward in the communities as regards rebuilding relationships, improving systems, and building the capacity of the people as first agents of change in their communities.

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