Yobe state Government to enhance Partnership with Mercy Corps

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has received Mr Ndubisi Anyanwu and Margarita Aswani country Director and Chief of Party respectively of Mercy Corps.

A release signed by the Director General on Press and Media Affairs to Governor said, Governor Buni and representatives of the organisation discussed key areas of partnership to enhance resettlement, rehabilitation and recovery of communities affected by insurgency in the state.

Governor Buni explained that as part of the recovery plan, government has invested in Education, Healthcare delivery, Economic Growth and Empowerment.

He said government is currently constructing modern markets in Damaturu, Potiskum, Gashua and Nguru.

He explained that plans are under way to establish Specialists hospitals in Gashua and Potiskum to promote healthcare delivery.

Similarly, Buni said, government will establish modern livestock markets in Nguru, Gashua, Geidam, Buni Yadi, Katarko and Ngalda to boost livestock trading in the state.

He said the livestock markets would have security and veterinary clinics among others.

The Mercy Corps country Director, assured the governor that the organisation would ensure a workable partnership that would benefit the people of Yobe state.

The officials said they would visit the communities to facilitate agreements on intervention.

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