UN secretary-General, says the two international non-governmental, organization Action against Hunger and Mercy Corps, who were suspended in September by Nigeria military for alleged conspiracy with Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria, will be resuming work in few days.
He announces this, after he receives the assurance from the relevant authorities. Therefore, Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, who was recently on a visit to Northeast Nigeria.
The relationship between the Nigerian government and the International humanitarian agencies became trained early last month when soldiers suddenly shut down offices of the ACF in Borno and Yobe state over alleged “aiding and abbeting” activities of Boko Haram.
Mr. Lowcock who was speaking on the humanitarian situation in the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, commended the Nigerian government and the security agencies involved for resolving the misunderstanding.
He looks forward to seeing the suspended NGOs returning to the field and carrying on with the delivery of lifesaving services to the persons affected by the conflict.
The UN Undersecretary said he is equally elated by the government plans in the next fortnight “to bring together all the relevant stakeholders, UN and NGOs, including international NGOs, in pursuit of the shared goals of bringing peace, promoting recovery, and assisting and protecting innocent civilians in the north-east who have been the main victims of the conflict is in everyone’s interest.