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UN Building In Abuja, Bombed By Boko Haram, Rebuilt And Commissioned

The United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria, which was bombed a couple of years ago by Boko Haram terrorists has been rebuilt and today, October 24, commissioned by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President, in the message sent through the minister, gave assurance that Nigeria will remain resilient in the face of acts of terrorism “designed to break our spirit.”
He said that the commissioning of the building was part of the efforts that had been made over the years in the fight against terrorism even as he reassured the UN family, other visitors and Nigerians of their safety and comfort.
President Buhari stressed that the efforts of the UN over the years in confronting global issues such as international conflicts, health and humanitarian matters, climate change and environmental degradation, have continued to yield positive results around the world.
According to him, all such efforts have shown that the UN is making the world a much better place.
The President congratulated the UN for the celebration of the 2019 UN Day and pledged Nigeria’s commitment to serve as a good host to the UN family. He encouraged the staff to build bonds of friendship with locals towards strengthening the growing sense of a loving community outside the UN environment.
In his welcome remarks, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, commended President Buhari and people of Nigeria for the unwavering support for the UN and commitment to the rebuilding of the bombed UN house.
He stressed that the rebuilding of the house was a demonstration of Nigeria’s resolve to tackle terrorism and refusal to bowed to it.
Kallon said that the UN humanitarian work in the North East still remains a priority and expressed the hope for more synergy with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), especially with the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Services.
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The theme for the 2019 UN Day celebration in Nigeria is, “The future we want, The United Nations we need: Reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism.”
The FCT Minister, on behalf of President Buhari also laid a wreath in memory of those who lost their lives during the August 26 2011 bombing of the UN House and cut the ribbon to commission the rebuilt UN building.