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Boko Haram: FG, international organisations assessment team meet in Yola

03 February 2016, 06:54

Yola - An assessment team, comprising officials of Federal Government, United Nations, European Union and the World Bank, have commenced sitting in Yola, on rehabilitation of areas ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Maryam Masha, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), said that the meeting was to identify the problems affecting the respective states in the zone.

Masha who spoke on Tuesday in Yola, said that the meeting was a follow up of a workshop held in Abuja last week on recovery and peace building in the North- East.

“The meeting is to have direct access to the affected communities and to understand their needs and concerns and how they can be harmonized,”Masha said.

She explained that the meeting would also serve as the first step in understanding the real situation of the affected states and how to address them.

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According to the special adviser, the gathering was also meant to validate the process of meeting with the concerned parties, private sectors, civil society and government.

She further explained that for the successful implementation of the assessment, it was very important for the government and International bodies to work as a team with the affected state governments.

Tom Hockley, representative of European Union, said that the union, UN and the World Bank were partnering with the Federal Government in assessing the level of damage and assistance needed for the states.

Hockley said that the areas of assessment covered fiscal and social infrastructural damage including health and education sectors, among others.



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