United Nations Development Program and Stabilization Team Visits Theatre Command
A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) team working on the integration and stabilization of Internally displaced persons in North Eastern Nigeria today paid a fact finding visit to the headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole.
Receiving the team in his office the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas affirmed that the theatre is open to all registered NGOs and agencies, which he said have been working cooperatively with the Theatre Command to improve the welfare of conflict victims in the North East. He noted further that as humanitarian stakeholders , it is expedient to work together in the theatre of operation.
Giving an insight into the operational activities of Operation Lafiya Dole, General Nicholas told the team of the impending Operation Last Hold, which he described as an operation driven by civil – military activities geared towards giving back the IDPs their lives and supporting them to return to their communities through provision of agricultural implements for farming and fishing, rebuilding of accommodation structures, provision of medical support and seedlings. He added, that the troops will also provide security for the IDPs during the farming season.
The Theatre Commander urged for support and cooperation of the UNDP and other International agencies as well as the Borno State Government during the operation.
The leader of the delegation, Mr Mathew Alao disclosed that the team was in Theatre Command to rub minds on critical issues relating to the reintegration and stabilization of IDPs in the North East theater of operation. He lauded the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for their efforts in countering terrorism and insurgency in the region.
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