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Global assistance sought to rebuild Northeast

12 August 2015, 07:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appealed for the support of the international community for the rehabilitation of the Northeast Zone destroyed by members of Boko Haram insurgents.

He made the appeal while receiving the Ambassador of South Korea, Noh Kyu-Duk, and the India High Commissioner AR Ghanashyam to Nigeria who visited him separately in Abuja. 

He said rebuilding the North-east zone had become the responsibility of the global community.

Saraki lamented that the zone currently lacked functional hospitals, schools and other social amenities.

He specifically called on the two envoys and their countries to assist in the rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts of the Federal Government in the Northeast, which would immediately follow the seizure of insurgency operations in the area.

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He stated that one of the major challenges confronting the country is the insecurity caused by the Boko Haram.  

“Nigerians are yearning for a move to address some key issues such as the security challenges we are seeing in Northeastern part of country," Saraki said.

Senators recently visited the zone and observed there was a need for rehabilitation.

Saraki said countries like South Korea and India can play a role in the development of the area. 

“I think it is a big responsibility for all our friends to see how they can contribute in putting together an infrastructure development fund that will go towards rebuilding the Northeast."

Earlier, Kyu-Duk noted that the Senate President had already proved himself as a visionary leader.

Ghanashyam said his country desired improved business relationship with Nigeria, having sustained mutual understanding even before the two countries became independent. 

- CAJ News


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