Metro Saraki Calls on UN to Resume Humanitarian Activities in Nigeria



Nigeria's Ssenate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged the United Nations to resume its humanitarian activities in Nigeria.

The UN had announced aid suspension to Nigeria after its convoy was attacked by Boko Haram militants on Thursday night.

Reacting, Saraki strongly condemned the attack saying it doesn't bode well for the nation.

“This unfortunate situation has led to the United Nation’s temporarily suspending its rehabilitation-related aid deliveries to parts of the North East,” the Senate President said, saying it "is a major cause for concern as overtime, the Nigerian military has recorded significant successes in routing the insurgency and many foreign donor agencies have expressed their preparedness to join in the North East restoration efforts.”

He urged the Nigerian army to immediately review the security situation in the North East and called on the UN to resume its activities in North East as soon as possible.

He reassured Nigerians and the international community that the Senate would fast-track the passage of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill, which aims to create a legislative framework and multi-state platform for the coordination of relief and donations to the zone. Following the submission of the Report of its Public Hearing by the Senate Committee on Special Duties, the bill Following the bill is awaiting third and final reading before being passed.


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