President Ahmed Bola Tinubu (centre), with the Honourable Minister For Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu (4th R) and others at the UNGA 78th Side Line event in New York,Thursday.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu have sort for partnership and durable solutions from the United Nations (UN) on humanitarian crises in Nigeria.
President Tinubu made the request on Friday as he lead the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and other members of the Nigerian delegation to the high-level side event at the on going 78th United Nations General Assembly.
A Press release by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister,
Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, said the event is aimed at providing Humanitarian agencies with some form of durable solutions options including voluntary local integration and resettlement being the preferred solution.
At the end, the gathering is also expected to provide a short, medium, and long-term durable solutions process that involves addressing human rights, humanitarian crises solutions,reconstruction, peace-building and ooverty alleviation challenges which require coordinated and timely engagement by a wide range of stakeholders including the UN agencies.
The side event holding at the United States Plaza,12th floor, New York, drew world leaders’ attention on the need to address human and climate-inducing displacement and Poverty in Nigeria.
President Tinubu who declared the event open, was joined by the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed and others.
Other important dignitaries attending the high-level event include the United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, and Ambassador Tijjani Muhammed-Bande, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations General Assembly.
Participating development partners are UNHCR, World Bank, UNFPA, UNICEF Microsoft, African Union, UNDP, IOM, and Global Chambers among others.