Amid the insurgency in the northeast and security challenges in other parts of the country, the United Nations has sued for peace.
United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said military interventions and humanitarian efforts alone will not solve the conflict.
Kallon disclosed this on Monday when leading a UN delegation on a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The UN Coordinator also called for dialogue and a more robust framework to tackle the problem.
While commending President Buhari for his administration’s efforts in fighting corruption, he called for the strengthening of institutions as a final solution to the issue of corruption.
According to the UN delegation, the Nigerian government should take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve the health sector
The delegation says the virus has impacted negatively on the routine immunization exercise across the country.
The meeting is being held on the heels that Nigeria will be polio free by Tuesday.
The delegation is five of the 19 UN agencies which make up the UN country team in Nigeria.
Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria announced the progress made by the nation via its verified Twitter handle on June 19.
It described the development as historic for Nigeria, the African continent, and the Global Polio Programme in general.
This comes as the Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) confirmed the success recorded.
The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said in a tweet that it was a proud moment for the people of Nigeria when they defended the complete documentation at a virtual meeting of African Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (ARCC).
Shuaib explained that at the meeting, the Nigeria team which comprised the NPHCDA and partners demonstrated evidence of the country’s polio-free status.
According to him, the presentation was accepted by the commission and the official announcement will be made at a meeting of Ministers of Health scheduled for July.