By Yunusa Abdullahi
President Muhammadu Buhari have been commended for his determination in check mating the activities of insurgents in the North East of the country.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the commendation when he received a delegations from presidency and other international development partners for the North East region who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
Governor Jibrilla stated that, Adamawa state is among the front line states in the Federation that had suffered the effects of insurgency and said government priority is to ensure that the people returns to their homes and leave peacefully with one another, assuring that the state is currently stable from the insurgency.
While soliciting more support and assistance from the federal government to enable his administration meet with the challenges resulting from insurgency, the Governor also thanked members of the delegation for visiting Adamawa state with the aim of intervening to restore the region.
Earlier the leader of the delegation Dr Mariam Mashall, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) explained that the current efforts of Adamawa state Government in improving infrastructure and enhancing unity in line with the mandate of the development partners to restore the North -East following the activities of insurgents is commendable;
She also said that, the mandate of the delegation is to interven in an comprehensive manner that will help the federal government as well as the donor agencies to restoring the region and bring hope to the people of the area for the better.
Also contributing the representative of the European Union (EU) Mr Thomas Hockey said the delegation is working with over Two Hundred Representatives from both government and international donor agencies to develop the states being affected by the insurgency, pointing out that their visit was to discuss level of bringing soccour to the victims.
He also said that they were encouraged that the state government is working in some areas of concern and stressed the importance of time in the intervention process.
In his remarks the state project coordinator Mr Maurice Vunobolki who introduced the delegation to the Governor said the delegation was in response to an intervention request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the development partners to support and render all the necessary assistance needed especially in the areas of Health, Education, and Poverty Alleviation.
Mr. Maurice Vunobolki however said that strategic areas of intervention have been identified following workshops to educate partners on the mandate of the partners, assuring that they will collaborate to ensure a holistic impact is created so that the victims of the insurgency will not be short-changed while intervention is channeled appropriately.