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UN to assist Nigeria overcome reliance on foreign aid

Governor Babagana Zulum while hosting the acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mr Matthais Schmale at Government House Maiduguri. Photo Dauda Iliya

The United Nations has expressed readiness to support the federal and states government to overcome the continued dependence on aid from developed nations. 

Acting Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria Mr Matthais Schmale made the commitment during a courtesy visit to Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri. 

Mr Schmale said the United Nations is committed to partner the state to address the humanitarian and development gaps to improve the wellbeing of people in the region and the entire county. 

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum while appreciating the UN system for the continued intervention to victims of insurgency debunked information making the rounds that the state government is forcing IDPs out of camps, stressing that the resettlement plan is in line with conventions and protocols of the international community. 

The Governor called on the United Nations and other partners to help in rebuilding the resilience of about 50,000 farmers that have so far returned to their communities with farm inputs and machinery.

He also requested support for IDPs outside Maiduguri and the provision of livelihood assistance for the newly resettled IDPs.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; editing by Muzha Kucha