World humanitarian Day: Nigeria remembers fallen heroes
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, joined the other stakeholders in providing humanitarian services as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja.
The minister said the event was targeted at those humanitarian workers who lost their lives in the course of duty.
Briefing journalists at the event, Adewole said that the World Humanitarian Day, was a day set aside by the United Nations General Assembly to remember humanitarian workers as well as increase public awareness and understanding humanitarian activities worldwide.
The minister, who was represented at the event by the director, Special Project, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Ngozi Azodoh, used the occasion to celebrate the 40 health staff, who laid down their lives in the course of rendering humanitarian services across the country, particularly in the north east.
Adewole said that the day was not only aimed at honouring the fallen heroes, and the injured at the course of doing their work, but also to acknowledge the ongoing work of humanitarian workers around the world.
In her goodwill message, the Federal Commissioner, for Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajia Sadia Faruk, represented at the event, by Mrs. Susan Bada, noted that the uniqueness of the 2018, World Humanitarian Day, was reflected in global theme of all health workers.
The commissioner further reaffirmed the commitment of the government in collaboration with national and international bodies to work hard in ensuring the safety of humanitarian actors as well as to encourage them in their commitment to the speedy restoration of normalcy in devastated community and vulnerable zones.