When we think of of the 2.2 million persons displaced in the North-East out of which 1.6 are from Borno State, we acknowledge that a lot of people are affected.” Piper said. Photo: Dauda Iliya
The United Nations has promised to strengthen partnership with Borno State government and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) towards the resettlement of over two million displaced persons.
UN Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on internal displacement, Robert Piper made the commitment when he led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Mohammed Alkali in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
Piper said the purpose of the visit was to interface with the state government and NEDC on how they have handled the humanitarian crisis and as well address the challenges of IDPs in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
He maintained that solution to displacement requires investment in infrastructure, healthcare facilities and education.
Managing Director, NEDC, Mohammed Alkali added that the Commission had developed a master plan for the region, acknowledging the contributions of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in providing technical support in drafting the document.
Reporting by Dauda Iliya: Editing by Muzha Kucha and Julian Osamoto