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Nigerian Governors, Buni, Zulum, Others From Terrorism-Ravaged States In Japan To Learn How To Recover From War Situation

Nigerian Governors, Buni, Zulum, Others From Terrorism-Ravaged States In Japan To Learn How To Recover From War Situation
August 10, 2022

They noted that the Hiroshima experience would help them fast-track peace-building and recovery processes

 

Some governors from the Northern region of Nigeria including Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State are in Japan to learn how the country recovered after the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Borno and Yobe are among the states most affected by terrorism in Nigeria. Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists and other criminal elements have been terrorising the region.

The governors’ study tour was made known on Wednesday in a statement to Daily Post by the Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Governor Buni, Mamman Mohammed.

According to the statement, the study tour coordinated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) was to equip Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa state governments with a sustainable post-insurgency recovery process.

It was stated that Buni, Zulum and a representative of the Adamawa State Government noted that the Hiroshima experience would help them fast-track peace-building and recovery processes from the horrific Boko Haram insurgency in their respective states.

Also, Buni discussed areas of interest to the state including education, agriculture, humanitarian and livelihood support as well as youth empowerment and skills acquisition.

The statement noted that the delegation also had discussions on the Japan-Nigeria Parliamentary Friendship League, a lecture series on the history of Hiroshima, peace-building, and recovery.

They also visited the Vice President of JICA, the Deputy Governor of Hiroshima city, and the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan.

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