UN reaffirms commitment to humanitarian crisis in North-east

Solomon Chung, Abuja

L-R: UN Special Rep for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Snr. Political Affairs Officer at the UN Office for West Africa Elisabeth Sancery.
The United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment towards helping to solve the humanitarian crisis in the North eastern part of Nigeria.
The world body also applauded the Nigerian government at all levels for the frantic efforts that has been put in place to tackle the humanitarian challenges in the crisis area.
The position of the organization was made known by the Permanent Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas when he paid a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed in Abuja on Friday.
“Terrorism is a global issue and a very serious one and that is why the United Nations and other global agencies as well as the International community are behind Nigeria in the fight against insurgency as well as the humanitarian crisis in the North East.”
The United Nations also submitted that the Military in both Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin countries have done credibly well in displacing the insurgents which has invariably increased the  number of Internally Displaced Persons seeking humanitarian aid.
Mr. Ibn Chambas also said the UN has scaled up activities in the North East considering the disturbing humanitarian challenges that are cropping up.
On his part, Lai Mohammed appreciated the effort of the UN in handling the humanitarian crises in the North east and also solicited the body’s support in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
The Minister submitted that corruption remained one of the biggest challenges facing Nigeria.
”Just as you (UN) have supported us in the fight against insecurity in the North-east, we need your institutional, technical and diplomatic support in fighting corruption,” Mohammed told the visiting UN official.