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