Agitations: UK urges for genuine dialogue, reconciliation

…As Sweden commits $60m humanitarian fund for N/East

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, Ms. Gill Atkinson, has appealed for genuine dialogue, reconciliation to end all various agitations across the country.

This is coming as the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Micheal Grans, disclosed that the Swedish Government has spent no less than $60million to support victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region. 

Both stated this shortly after they delivered an address at the AfriMUN’21 Conference, 7th edition, which was held for the first time in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. 

The conference, National Model United Nations, Africa, (NMUN AFRICA), is a dynamic United Nations simulation project based on the principles and format of a UN General Assembly debate, with a focus on the UN, global issues, international relations and human rights issues.

Atkinson said the best way to solve any kind of agitations is through dialogue, reconciliation and working together as an entity, while noting that the United Kingdom was working to increase access to education among youths in the country. 

Thus, the Deputy High Commissioner sued for peace, dialogue and reconciliation to settle all agitation issues so that every ethnic group can have access to every sector of life including education.

On his part, Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Micheal Grans said the rationale behind the humanitarian support was to ease the suffering of victims of insurgency in the region. 

Also speaking the NMUN-Africa Director General, who is also the convener of the conference,  Adedayo Idowu, in his welcome address maintained that the forum offers benefits and life skills to participating students, managers, entrepreneurs and representatives of the public sector. 

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