Minister Assures On Bombed UN Building


FCT Minister, Sen.  Bala
Mohammed has assured that the UN building bombed by the Boko Haram sect on August 26, 2011, will soon be completed.
The minister gave the assurance in Abuja at the UN Day 2013 celebration with the theme: Peace and Partnership for National Progress.
Mohammed, represented by Senior Assistant on Legal and Multilateral Affairs, Mrs Bimbo Hundeyi,  commended the UN for its roles and contributions to the development of humanity.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubike Ihejerika, said in spite of the challenges faced by the staff of the UN, they had remained committed and unrelenting in their job.
He assured the UN that Nigeria, as one of the greatest contributors to peace keeping, remained committed to the cause.
The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Daouda Toure, assured of the organisation’s commitment to entrenchment of democratic governance founded on credible electoral process, Mr Daouda Toure, transparent and accountable institutions.
He added that the UN had provided electoral support and technical assistance to strengthen Africa’s largest democratic nation.
Toure said that the UN’s support for the nation’s constitutional reforms was unshaken, adding that it would strengthen the unity and faith of Nigerians in their country.
He added that this would also promote the rule of law, human rights and participation of Nigerian people in the affairs of their country.
According to him, this has enabled the national and state parliaments to engage in one of the most rigorous and participatory reform processes in the history of Nigeria.
“As the gatekeeper of international development, the UN in Nigeria works with national and state institutions, parliamentary and judicial bodies and other national stakeholders.
“We work with all these groups as well as bilateral and miltilateral partners to improve democratic and accountable governance”.
“It also facilitates inclusive growth and development to eradicate poverty and provide sustainable livelihoods, and helps protect the weal and vulnerable in the society”, Toure added.