Abuja - The Resident and Humanitarian
Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Jean Gough, has lauded the
country's efforts in rebuilding the UN base Boko Haram terrorists destroyed
four years ago.
She gave the commendation in Abuja during ongoing
commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the UN in the West African
Gough welcomed initiatives the West African country had
put in place to defeat the murderous Islamic
The UN has not been spared the brunt of the Boko Haram
“The UN commends Government for the efforts to bring to
an end to the insurgency in the North East of the country,” said Gough.
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She said since the bombing of the UN House in 2011, the
Federal Government had made efforts to complete the repairs to enable staff go
back to the premises.
“I remain hopeful that the UN House will be completed as
soon as possible to enable our staff operate from the premises next year,” said
the UN envoy.
The August 20 blast at the UN compound in Abuja killed at
least 21 people and injured 73.
The suicide bomb explosion caused devastation to the
building's lower floors.
A wing of the building collapsed and the ground
floor of the building was badly damaged.
- CAJ News