The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari said in spite of the criticism against his administration, the government has made extraordinary progress in the North East.
Northeastern Nigeria happens to be the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Nigeria has been battling with the Boko Haram sect for over ten years now.
Despite the efforts of the Federal Government, Nigerians still criticise the Government for their inability to put an end to the sect.
In any case, President Buhari has restated that his government has made ample effort in putting an end to the sect.
Buhari also assured aide workers who are providing help to the displaced people in the zone of a better security arrangement.
He stated this when he received the International President of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Dr Christos Christou.
Dr Christos and other members of his entourage visited the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Femi Adesina, in a statement, Buhari said the sacrifices of Doctors Without Borders in conflict areas in Nigeria are not in vain and well appreciated.
He assured them that the government will ensure optimum security in the environment for the organisation.
“We are grateful to you. We will secure the environment in order for you to do your job. You are not doing it for profit. We remain very appreciative,” He said.
He noted that the sacrifices, as individuals and as a group, were truly immense, especially on a non-profit basis.
Speaking of the North-east, President Buhari said notwithstanding the criticisms, the government had made extraordinary advancement.
He said, “We know the pathetic situation of children not knowing where their parents are, or the communities they come from, and that was why we established the new Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
“This is to harness and channel resources to such deprived people,” he said.
Dr Christou speaking, said ‘Doctors Without Borders’ have been active in Nigeria since 1996.
It is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization.
The organization gives emergency aid to people affected by epidemics, armed conflicts, natural disasters and isolation from healthcare.
The organization spreads across 10 states in the country and adheres to principles of autonomy, impartiality and neutrality, among others.