29th October, 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has commended the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR for their concern to the displaced persons and for assisting the state government in the areas of Humanitarian needs.
The Governor made the commendation when he granted in audience the representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR in Nigeria and ECOWAS Mr.Antonio Jose Canhandula who led a team from the UNHCR office on a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla had informed the representative of the UNHCR that Adamawa state is very calm and stable in terms of peace and security and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in the fight against insurgency in the North East sub-region.
The Governor also assured the visiting team that his government will continue to partner with the UNHCR for the betterment of the Internally Displaced persons in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the Representative of the UNHCR in Nigeria and ECOWAS Mr. Antonio Jose Canhandula said the delegation was in Adamawa state to ascertain the level of humanitarian assistance being provided to the Displaced persons in the North East sub-region, and in delivering their services and to listen to the concern and advises of the Government in order to better results.
Also in his presentation the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted some of the remarkable achievements recorded by the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla in the last Three and the Half years which includes provision of Roads infrastructure, Declaration of State of emergency on Education and Health sectors, provision of portable Drinking water, Poverty alleviation among others.
The Delegation will also handed over Buildings being constructed by the UNHCR to the Displaced persons in Maiha Local Government Area .