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Turkey pledges support to terror-stricken locals

23 June 2014, 08:27Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Turkey has offered to support the ongoing humanitarian intervention in local communities affected by security challenges.

The support follows a partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to bring more soccour to the displaced persons in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

According to Manzo Ezekiel, Press Officer of the Agency, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mustafa Pulat, disclosed this during his visit to the headquarters of NEMA in Abuja over the weekend.

The Ambassador said a delegation from his country would soon arrive Nigeria towards the actualization of the kind gesture.

He requested the partnership of agency with the Turkish authorities to identify the priority areas of the humanitarian needs to assist the affected communities, especially to support the displaced persons.

Pulat acknowledged the efforts of the Federal Government at addressing both the security challenge as well as providing succour to the affected communities, noting that the offer of support by Turkey was in the spirit of international solidarity with the government and people of Nigeria.

The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, who received the Ambassador, appreciated the offer of the humanitarian support from the Turkish Government and promised to convey the message to the appropriate authorities.

He said from inception of the security challenge to date, the Federal Government through NEMA had continued to provide relief assistance to the affected communities.

Sidi said the offer of support from the Government of Turkey as well as the other international bodies would provide further relief the affected communities and people and quicken their recovery.

- CAJ News

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