Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Tuesday commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for its humanitarian services in the state.

Shettima made the commendation in an interview with Nigerian Pilot correspondent in Maiduguri.

“The UNFPA is one organisation that is very much committed to the welfare of our young ones and of our mothers.

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“We are very much conscious and aware of their commitment and passion towards ameliorating the challenges facing us,’’ he said.

Shettima pointed out that the fund had been active in supporting the healthcare services in the state.

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“UNFPA is very much active in most of our primary healthcare centres, supporting them with lots of maternal healthcare kits,’’ he said.

Shettima said that the state government would partner with the UNFPA to further enhance the healthcare service delivery in the state.

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“UNFPA and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are among the best performing UN organisations that are working for our people,’’ he said.

Shettima, however, advised UN and aids organisations to extend their humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons living with host communities across the state.