IDPs: Pres­i­dency con­venes stake­hold­ers’ fo­rum

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Pres­i­dency will next week host a two-day en­gage­ment fo­rum with lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional stake­hold­ers in fur­ther­ance of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to bring re­lief, restoration and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion back to In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons in the North-east.

Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Mr Laolu Akande said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the fo­rum would hold in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Oc­to­ber 27.

He said the fo­rum, with the theme “Co­or­di­na­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Co­op­er­a­tion”, is be­ing con­vened by the Pres­i­dency and the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA).

Akande said the fo­rum would en­sure an ef­fi­cient co­or­di­na­tion and cre­ate syn­ergy of pur­pose in the hu­man­i­tar­ian in­ter­ven­tion ef­forts for the North-east be­tween the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the fo­rum is ex­pected to es­tab­lish a frame­work for co­or­di­na­tion by bring­ing key stake­hold­ers to­gether to pro­duce a blueprint for best prac­tices and en­sure an ar­tic­u­lated re­sponse to emer­gen­cies and hu­man­i­tar­ian chal­lenges like the present sit­u­a­tion in the three most af­fected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

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