Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Dogara commends world leaders for Oslo summit on food crisis in North East

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja. on 25/02/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 866

•Speaker Dogara.
•Speaker Dogara.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed deep pleasure over the gathering of world leaders in Oslo, Norway, which saw donors pledging $672 to tackle food crisis in North east Nigeria for the next three years.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, on Saturday, Dogara said he was gladdened by the initiative and collective will of spirited leaders and donors across the world to tackle food crisis in the North-East.

“This is a welcome development and I will use this medium to once again reiterate our call for the convocation of a bigger donor summit that will see to the rebuilding and rehabilitation of the region,” he said.

He added: “On our part, as a legislature and government, we owe a duty to the international community to set up solid and permanent legal framework to manage the resources donated or contributed for the development of the North East.”

The food crisis summit was convened to fashion ways to stump up funds to prevent a food crisis in the region, devastated by Boko Haram terrorists attacks, thereby preventing a re-occurrence of the famine in the Sudan.

The event, hosted by the Norwegian, Nigerian and German governments and the UN, will bolster relief efforts in the next three years.

The summit’s host country, Norway, led efforts by pledging $192 million of the $672 million  promised by international donors for the next three years. The organisers said further contributions are expected later this year from the United States and United Kingdom.

While this year’s global humanitarian appeal for Nigeria – at present 1.8% funded – is at an early stage, last year’s appeal is only a little more than 50% funded. The UN and humanitarian agencies say $1.5 billion is needed to cater for about five million people.

Dogara has been in the forefront of the campaign for convening of a donor conference for a total rehabilitation and reconstruction of the North-East region of Nigeria, whose people and livelihood, mainly agrarian, have been destroyed by long activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

Source News Express

Posted 25/02/2017 8:21:28 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Peterside offers N.5m reward for arrest of runaway...

Amosun condemns Customs’ incessant killings, recklessness

Desperate suicide bombers strike twice in Borno within...

Dickson makes history, appoints APC chieftains into cabinet...

Nigeria, IMF disagree over economic projections

Teacher suffocates pupil to death for making noise...

Update: Why Sanusi won Best Central Bank Governor’s...

Minister charges ICAN on transparency, accountability

Akwa Ibom Govt., South African firm sign partnership...

Government has abandoned workers, masses, says Labour Congress...

43 persons win vehicles as customs e-auction portal...

15 VGC Lagos residents to be tried for...


Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,499 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,289 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,134 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,018 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,773 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,853 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,496 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,040 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,122 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,592 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,472 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,108 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera