31st July ,2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Adamawa State Government is to Collaborate with Development Partners in the Areas of Humanitarian Assistance in the state. Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla stated this when the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba led a delegation officials of International Donor Agencies paid a courtesy visit on Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola recently.
The Governor said his Government has decided to work with Humanitarian Agencies in order to provide succour to Internally Displaced Persons in the State and appreciated the efforts being made by the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance by assisting the Victims of insurgency in Adamawa State.
He also explained that the State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government and Traditional Rulers to work assiduously in solving communal clashes in the state, and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment in the fight against insurgency in the North East.
The Governor also assured OCHA and other Humanitarian Agencies in the state that Adamawa is calm and stable in terms of security situation .
Earlier the Deputy Humanitarian Coordination Office for Nigeria, Mr . Yassine Gaba had told Governor Muhammad Jibrilla that he was in Adamawa State to familiarised himself with the activities of OCHA in the North East. He explained that the major concern for OCHA is to ensure that victims of insurgency had recovered by the intervention from the Humanitarian Organisations ,pointing out that his office has built a comprehensive response in Adamawa State .
The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator also explained that the primary objectives of the humanitarian organisations is to focus on the developmental issues by ensuring that Displaced Persons had returned back to their normal life in the insurgency ravaged areas.
He further explained that the problem of Herders and Farmers is not only peculiar to Adamawa State but the entire West Africa region as a whole.
Earlier in his remarks, the Secretary to the Adamawa State Government Engineer Umar Buba Bindir had enumerated some of the remarkable achievements being recorded by the present Government under Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla which includes provision of Roads infrastructure, Water Supply, Education, Health care delivery, Youth Empowerment among others.