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UNDP Lauds Gov. Buni on Development Agenda



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By Bala Dauda, Damaturu


The United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, has lauded Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni for developing health and education to move the state forward.

Yahya stated this in Damaturu today after a facility tour of the 375 bed capacity Maternity and Child healthcare complex.

“The two pillars of Governor Buni’s development agenda, investing in health and education are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals Programme.

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“The investment in the health sector is pretty impressive and Yobe state is back on the path of development after the devastation by the insurgency” he said.

The Resident Representative said the state is catching up with the Sustainable Development Goals.

“I am quite impressed with the potential of the facilities dealing with maternal and child care challenges” Yahya said.

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Earlier, Governor Buni said his administration embarked on massive reconstruction of the facilities to speedy up the reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery programme following the destructions by the Boko Haram insurgency.

He said the reconstruction of the facilities had enhanced resettlement of the displaced communities.

“It is gratifying that as of today, all the displaced communities in the state, except Mallundunari community in Gujba local government area, have returned and resettled.

“This was facilitated by the reconstruction of infrastructure including the Local Government Secretariats, Police Stations, Hospitals, Schools, Water facilities, Markets and other public structures carried out by the State Government and supported by some development partners” Gov. Buni said.

He appreciated the federal government and the development partners for supporting the recovery programme of the state government and called for more support to resettle Mallundunari community the only community that is yet to be resettled after its displacement by the Boko Haram insurgency.

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