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  • News - North East - Yobe
  • Updated: November 09, 2023

Yobe governor commends ICRC on humanitarian support

Yobe governor commends ICRC on humanitarian support

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has commended the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), for its humanitarian support in the state.

The governor noted the ICRC's contributions to support the state during the various humanitarian needs occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Buni gave the commendation when he hosted the organization's Head of Operations, Mohamedoun Mohammed, on Thursday, in Damaturu, the state's capital.

Mohammed who was on a courtesy visit, led a delegation from ICRC to the State Government House.

Governor Buni who was represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, said "It's on record that the victims of insurgency in several communities have received many packages of interventions from the ICRC."

He added that the ICRC was instrumental in the state government's resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes. 

As contained in a statement on Thursday by Hussaini Mai Suleh, the deputy governor's spokesperson, Buni appealed to the ICRC to dwell on the areas of empowerment, and training and give priority to the socio-economic stability of the state.

Meanwhile on his part, the leader of the delegation, Mohammed said the visit was for the purpose of familiarization and to assess the programmes of the ICRC in Yobe.

"He said ICRC has executed many projects, especially in Gaidam and Buni Yadi in ensuring the resettlement of IDPs.

"He said plans are underway to assist the recent victims of Boko Haram in Unguro Kayayya community of Gaidam Local Government Area," Suleh added.

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