President Muhammadu Buhari led government has finally agreed to lift the suspension placed on two international humanitarian organizations (NGOs) in the Northeast.
Naija News recalls that the two humanitarian NGOs, Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps, were banned by the “Operation Lafiya Dole” Theatre Command of the Nigerian Army on September 19 and September 24, respectively, on the allegation that they were supplying food, fuel and medicine to Boko Haram insurgents.
According to the Nigerian minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, on her twitter handle, the lifting of the ban is a ‘temporary one as the concerns and recommendations of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) will continue to receive attention and scrutiny to address the issues raised and complies.
"The suspension of two INGOs namely Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps, is temporarily lifted" – Press briefing earlier today with the @UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon. pic.twitter.com/tFLmjocL1C
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) October 30, 2019
She added that key issues will be addressed based on the 7-point agenda proposed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to strengthen coordination and partnership between the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in the North East.
She also said that the issues will be raised at the planned civil-military coordination workshop in Maiduguri by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and other stakeholders from November 6-8.