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UN Lauds Yobe State's Post-Insurgency Recovery Efforts


UN commends the state's recovery initiatives from destruction caused Boko Haram's insurgency




The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations (UN) lead agency on international development has praised Yobe State for its remarkable progress in post-Boko Haram insurgency reconstruction, rehabilitation, and recovery projects.


The UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya, specifically highlighted the exceptional quality of the state's health and education reconstruction and recovery initiatives.


During a facility tour of the 375-bed Maternity and Child Healthcare Complex, which was reconstructed under the administration of Governor Mai Mala Buni, Yahya expressed his admiration for the state's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He noted that Governor Buni's focus on health and education aligns with the SDGs, and he commended the substantial investment in the health sector.


Yahya also expressed satisfaction with the state's progress in achieving the SDGs, particularly in addressing maternal and childcare challenges.


Governor Buni emphasized that his administration had undertaken extensive reconstruction efforts to accelerate the recovery program following the destruction caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.


He highlighted that these reconstruction efforts had facilitated the resettlement of displaced communities, with nearly all communities in the state having returned and resettled, except for the Mallundunari community in Gujba local government area.


Governor Buni expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and development partners for their support and urged for continued assistance in resettling the Mallundunari community, the only remaining community yet to be resettled after displacement by insurgents.

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