The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has commended Cameroon for its generosity towards the Nigerian refugees who fled to the country to escape the destructive activities of Boko Haram terrorists.
While meeting with Cameroon’s delegation led by Paul Ghogomu, Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister office, Mohammed said the United Nations is proud of Cameroon’s open door policy to Nigerian refugees.
She reiterated the United Nations plans to working with Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad to reintegrate those affected, especially women, youth and children.
Mohammed and Ghogomu also discussed the situation in the Bakassi Peninsula and the fight against Boko Haram as well as the 2030 Agenda and the UN development system reform. They similarly discussed the internal situation in the Republic of Cameroon, particularly in the Anglophone regions.
The UN deputy scribe welcomed the efforts being undertaken by the Cameroonian government to de-escalate tensions and highlighted the importance of further confidence building measures.
According to her, the measures should ensure that justice is given to all and that human rights are upheld and respected, while noting that those responsible for rule of law are to be held to a higher standard.
Mohammed also restated the willingness of the UN to assist Cameroon, through the good offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, Mr François Fall, and the UN country team.
Going by the deputy Secretary-General, the UN will support all efforts aimed at addressing root causes of tensions in the country English speaking regions.