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Nigeria: Gombe State Governor Commends Mercy Corps

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Gombe state Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says his administration is committed to enhancing human capital development for self sustainability through close partnership and collaboration with relevant organizations.

The Governor made the assertion when he played host to the Country Director of Mercy Corps a USAID funded international humanitarian organisation that supports market actors with specific attention to youths and women.

Governor Yahaya expressed delight over the decision of the organisation to commence the implementation of the Rural Resilience Activity project in the north east with Gombe serving as its zonal headquarters.

He said rural resilience, which focuses on economic activities must be seen to trickle down to human capacity building in the area of high quality nutrition, education and infrastructure that will catapult the people towards realising their potentials.

The Governor said Mercy Corps could not have come at a better time than now when the world is faced with the novel coronavirus pandemic, adding that the state will need the technical support of the organisation to curb the spread of the covid-19 virus and strengthen its safety net.

Governor Yahaya said due to the environmental limitations of the Gombe, the State needs all the partnerships it can get to restore land degradation and vegetation so that plants and animals can produce optimally.

According to him, the activity that would be carried out in the north east will lift over 90,000 households from poverty with Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as beneficiaries.

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