Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya on Monday, said the state and stakeholders must buckle up to face the pandemic squarely.
Yahaya disclosed this at the council chamber, while receiving delegates from Mercy Corps which was led by Ndubuisi Anyanwu, the country director.
He said to face the challenges caused by the pandemic, international organizations must be willing to give support, adding that technical assistance and backing are imperative to surmounting the issues.
He added that the state has managed to be peaceful despite being surrounded by crisis turned states, noting that the emphasis of his administration is to improve human capital development.
According to the governor, “Your coming here is highly welcomed especially with the pandemic that is ravaging the world and that has not spared Nigeria. It means we need to buckle up and face the pandemic and that we can’t do alone we need to get the support of NGO’s like yours and we need the backing with technical assistance that can be made available being an organization that supports humanity.
“The issue of rural resilience and economic activity really dovetails to the need to deep up the capacity of the people that is what it takes either for them to get high quality nutrition, to get high quality education or infrastructure that will help them realize their social potentials then we have to work together.
“Inspite of the challenges the country is facing, in particular the North East, we have being able to maintain peace and security in Gombe.”
Speaking earlier, the country director Mercy Corps, Ndubuisi Anyanwu said his organization is interested in developing synergy and evolving collaborative approach with the state government with emphasis on human capital development.