Senate President Calls for synergy between government agencies and NGOs
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called on all humanitarian agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Northeast region of the country, to liaise with government agencies to help ease administrative bottlenecks.
While receiving the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Ertharin Cousin, who led other members of the programme to the National Assembly, The Senate President, urged humanitarian agencies to always collaborate with security agencies so as to ensure their safety during their stay in the country.
The senate president noted that such collaboration with different levels of governments in the country would help ease some of the administrative challenges the NGOs may encounter in their line of duty, especially on security and importation of their equipment.
He also called for a sustained humanitarian effort to address the challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast, and urged the world food programme to help ensure that the food crisis in the IDP camps are reduced.in her response, Mrs. Cousin stated that the programme is providing high yield seedlings to the displaced persons in the Northeast,..And assured that it would ensure food security in the north east region