Yaoundé Forum: Yobe Gov calls for interventions in health, agriculture, others
By Matthew ELOYI
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has called on members of the Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum to complement the efforts of the state government in the areas of health, agriculture, youth, and women empowerment for more progress in the region.
Buni, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Baba Mallam Wali made the call while presenting Nine Territorial Action Plan during the 3rd meeting of the forum held on the 4th to 5th October in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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The Governor said his administration has, as part of measures to revive the health sector, especially in the areas affected by the insurgency, reconstructed many destroyed health facilities while over one hundred Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) were constructed or expanded and rehabilitated.
The governor equally stressed the need for more youth and women empowerment in the state, to help in countering violence, extremism, especially along the borderlines.
In his words, “One of the pillars or causes of violent extremism is poverty and lack of education. So, if we are to address violent extremism, we have to provide both education and skill training, especially to youth.”
He restated the commitments of his administration towards the implementation of its obligation, in respect of action plans approved for peace, progress, and unity of the people, especially those at the border areas.