UN-DSG Amina Mohammed Visits Borno State of Nigeria
- January 12, 2018
Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed has visited Borno State in northeast Nigeria to assess extend of damage and humanitarian activities in Bama.
Bama recorded the worst destruction by Boko Haram terrorists, the DSG said she was in the town, once occupied by Boko Haram to assess gaps in humanitarian needs, and reconstruction efforts recorded by Government so she could report back to the UN in order to identify areas of intervention.
Borno’s Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Boko Haram victims, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum who briefed DSG on reconstruction efforts by the State government, listed that 11,000 private homes, 170 classrooms and other school buildings in 11 schools, township electrification and rehabilitation of 10 boreholes have so far been constructed in Bama.
The DSG had arrived Maiduguri on Wednesday before proceeding to Bama in company of Governor Shettima, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed and Nigerian Representative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Mairo Mandara on board helicopter provided by the UN Humanitarian Air Services.