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Nigerians urged to celebrate humanitarian workers

Nigerians have been urged to celebrate People-Helping-People especially aid and frontline workers.

This was the major summation at a road walk and sensitisation programme to mark 2020 World Humanitarian Day organised by Kwara State Chapter of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in conjunction with the Office of the First Lady of Kwara State and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, (NCFRMI) in Ilorin.

Speaking at the programme, Director of NOA in Kwara State, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi described the World Humanitarian Day as a day to recognise, celebrate and appreciate humanitarian personnel especially those who lost their lives while working for the human cause.

Mr Adeyemi while commending health workers, media practitioners and other stakeholders, noted that it was high time Nigerians be their brother’s keepers as the world continues to  fight the COVID-19 pandemic which he said, has exposed different categories of people to risks.

The Kwara NOA Director who called on government, individuals, donor agencies and the citizenry to see themselves as major stakeholders in defending humanitarian causes during the pandemic and beyond,  called for strict adherence to medical advisory and government guidelines to support the fight against COVID-19.

Kwara Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Abosede Aremu who represented the wife of the state Governor, Dr Olufolake Abdulrazaq noted that the Office of the First Lady has been in the forefront of humanitarian gestures especially to the vulnerable through various empowerment and skills acquisition programmes and will continue to do so.

Yusuf Abdulkadir

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