Chima Azubuike, Gombe

Governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, on Thursday, said the influx of displaced persons from insurgency-severed states has a great burden on the state's facilities.

Yahaya disclosed this while receiving a joint United Nations Population Fund/Norwegian Government delegation on a courtesy visit at the Government House.

He noted that the influx of displaced persons from insurgency-ravaged states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States have overstretched numerous public facilities in Gombe, saying that partnering states must address the problems.

He said, “Donor agencies and development partners have wonderfully done well in Gombe but I still urge them to do more and strengthen us in accommodating the displaced persons because they are Nigerians and must be accommodated considering the circumstance that led to their relocation from their immediate communities and ancestral homes.

"The influx of displaced persons from insurgency-ravaged states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States have overstretched numerous public facilities in Gombe."

Yahaya expressed satisfaction with the UNFPA supported projects’ impacts on improving the lives of women and children, girl- child education, gender equality and succour to the displaced persons.

Yahaya commended the Norwegian Government and UNFPA for supporting girl-child education and implementing other healthcare programmes in the state.

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