The Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria (UNDP Nigeria), Mr. Mohammed Yahya on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 commended the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai and the Nigerian Army for creating an enabling environment for the UNDP as well as other humanitarian bodies to work in the north east.
Mr. Yahya gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the COAS at Army headquarters, Abuja.
Mr. Yahya said the provision of security by the Nigerian Army has enabled the organization to proffer humanitarian assistance to the traumatised people of the North east.
The Resident representative said his visit to Army headquarters was to brief Lt. Gen. Buratai and the Nigerian Army on the successes recorded in the North East courtesy of the Nigerian Army’s role in creating the conducive environment for them to thrive.
He further gave assurance of the UNDP’s resolution in collaborating with the army in rendering more humanitarian services to the displaced people in the region.
Mr. Yahya consequently thanked the Nigerian Army and the COAS for integrating the UNDP system for the stabilisation work in the North East.
In his response, the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Buratai thanked the UNDP for the laudable programme they are doing in the North East, and efforts in making sure that all the IDPS return to the their various homes.
Buratai further promised to sustain on the Nigerian Army’s operational activities in making sure normalcy return to the North East.
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