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Nigeria: Kanwan Katsina Lauds NGO’s Humanitarian Services To Insecurity Ravaged Areas


The Kanwan Katsina District Head of Ketare, Alhaji USman Bello Kankara has commended the intervention of Mercy Corps, an International Non Governmental Organizations in the areas ravaged by insecurity in Katsina State.

Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara was speaking at a one day stakeholders engagement organized by Mercy Corps in collaboration with International Organization for Migration IOM and Center for democracy and Development CDD on conflict mitigation and community reconciliation in Katsina State.

Mercy Corp is an International Non Governmental Organization under European Union that works in over forty countries, helping to build more secure, productive and just communities which has launched an eighteen months comprehensive pilot program to reduce community violence in Batsari, Dan Musa, Jibia and Kankara Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

The Mornach noted that such interventions will help cushion the effect of the menace and provide some development in the affected areas.

The Kanwan Katsina Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara thanked the NGO for selecting Kankara Local Government in the pilot program and assured that the office of the District Head of Ketare will always be ready to cooperate with any NGO that will bring development to the communities of the district who are in dear need of this assistance.
Earlier, the Facilitator of the program, Mr Godwin Okoko explained that the program seeks to intervene in the areas of construction of Earth Dams, Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics, boreholes, and other social amenities to enhance security and stability in the banditry ravaged areas.

Mr Godwing Okoko further
said , the project seeks to strengthen peace building process, to support the implementation of political and community response to violence and strengthen the government system to promote social cohesion and address the needs and grievances of communities.

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