Osinbajo Advocates Joint Efforts In Tackling Insurgency

Osinbajo Advocates Cooperation In Tackling InsurgencyThe Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has emphasised the need for joint efforts among humanitarian agencies tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.

At a two-day event powered by the Presidential Initiative on Northeast Nigeria as well as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) held in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, VP Osinbajo talked about the challenges of rebuilding the disturbed region.

The meeting, which had the Governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states as well as Deputy Governors of Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba states in attendance, was organised to develop and adopt a plan as well as national response to issues surrounding insurgency in the Northeast.

It was also aimed to foster coordination among humanitarian agencies with a view to ensuring comprehensive and efficient coverage.

The Vice President, however, expressed the Federal government’s commitment to meaningful partnerships that would bring lasting solutions to the insurgency and its attendant effects.

The Director General of NEMA, Sani Sidi, noted that the population of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria is ranked third highest in the world, hence recent efforts to resettle IDPs in their original homes.

A representative of the World Health Organization in Nigeria (WHO), Rati Ndlovu, stressed the agency’s satisfaction with local efforts in cushioning the post insurgency effects.

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, also expressed optimism that the Nigerian troops are winning the war against the insurgents.