UN critical partner to Nigeria’s humanitarian response –Special Adviser to UN Sec-Gen

Robert Piper, the Special Adviser to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on Solutions to Internal Displacement, says the body is a critical partner to achieving Nigeria’s humanitarian response.

Piper said this on Monday when he led the UN delegation to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, in her office in Abuja.

The special adviser told the minister that his mission in Nigeria was to follow up on the UN Secretary General’s action plans on internal displacement.

Piper also said, ”the visit was to renew our commitment towards supporting Nigeria in areas of Humanitarian needs.

He assured of the UN’s readiness to partner with the federal government to ensure coordinated approach towards sustainable solutions to Nigeria’s humanitarian crises.

”We welcome the federal government’s position on a coordinated approach towards handling humanitarian crises in Nigeria.

”We believe that this approach is the best way to find durable solutions to the multi-dimensional humanitarian challenges facing the country and we would partner with you in this regard,” he said.

The special adviser who was joined by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, said only durable solutions could bring quick coordinated results.

He commended the minister for her doggedness and commitment to addressing poverty and humanitarian crises across the country.

In her response, the minister stressed the need for all UN humanitarian agencies to work collectively to achieve the desired result.

According to her, working across purposes will not help us achieve the desired result.

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