NIGERIA / HUMANITARIAN PRIVATE SECTOR

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Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to engage with the United Nations to contribute to the humanitarian response in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Nigeria. OCHA

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STORY: NIGERIA / HUMANITARIAN PRIVATE SECTOR
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DATELINE: 14 MAY 2019, MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA

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TEACHERS VILLAGE IDP CAMP, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

1. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp
2. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp
3. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, Mr. Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (left), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (middle), and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Kyari Bukar (right), discussing with UN and NGO staff
4. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, Mr. Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (left), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (middle), and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Kyari Bukar (right), walking inside the camp
5.Med shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (left), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (middle), and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Kyari Bukar (right), discussing with UN and NGO staff
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando PLC:
“If countries who are not affected by this humanitarian challenge see it in their hearts to contribute, then the least we can do on our side is reorganize and redouble our efforts and match that contribution. So, we have a target of approximately 80 million US dollars, which we are very confident with the likes of institutions that have signed up for this initiative, that we will achieve.”
7. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced man walking in the camp.
8. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (left), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (middle) walking inside the camp.
9. Wide shot, inside an office in Teachers Village IDP camp, Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (left), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (middle), and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Kyari Bukar (right), listening to UN and NGO staff
10. Med shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Kyari Bukar (front), Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc (middle), Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe (back), walking out of a building in Teachers village IDP camp
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria:
“For them to agree to come work with us for me is a ground breaking initiative. It is the first of its kind in the world. OCHA is leading that effort for us and I really appreciate. From the twenty pooled funds we have, this is the first pooled fund with a private sector platform moving forward.”
12.Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced man walking in the camp
13. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced women queuing at UNHCR facility inside the camp
14.Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced women queuing at UNHCR facility inside the camp
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Alh. Kashim Shettima, Executive Governor of Borno State:
“I am quite glad that the Nigerian private sector, a very vibrant sector, one of the leading sectors in Africa, is at the vanguard of driving this process. In the UN, you have partner that has the integrity to truly make things work.”
16. Wide shot, exterior, Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced woman and children inside the camp.
17.Med shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, internally displaced children sitting in front of a makeshift shelter
18. Wide shot, exterior Teachers Village IDP camp, group of children waving and jumping

STORYLINE:

Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to engage with the United Nations to contribute to the humanitarian response in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Nigeria.

This affirmation follows a first-ever collective visit of top company executives to two camps for internally displaced people in Maiduguri on Tuesday (14 May) where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country’s north-east.

Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc, one of Nigeria’s largest indigenous energy companies, led a delegation that included Access Bank’s Group Managing Director Mr. Herbert Wigwe, and former chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Mr. Kyari Bukar, among other private sector leaders who are part of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund – Private Sector Initiative.

SOUNDBITE (English) Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando PLC:
“If countries who are not affected by this humanitarian challenge see it in their hearts to contribute, then the least we can do on our side is reorganize and redouble our efforts and match that contribution. So we have a target of approximately 80 million US dollars, which we are very confident with the likes of institutions that have signed up for this initiative, that we will achieve.

They joined the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, and other UN representatives to meet with people whose lives have been uprooted by the ongoing crisis. Mr. Kallon welcomed their support and highlighted the unique nature of private sector engagement in the humanitarian response in Nigeria.

SOUNDBITE (English) Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria:
“For them to agree to come work with us for me is a ground breaking initiative. It is the first of its kind in the world. OCHA is leading that effort for us and I really appreciate. From the twenty pooled funds we have, this is the first pooled fund with a private sector platform moving forward.”

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund-Private Sector Initiative (NHF-PSI), is a first-of-its-kind initiative created in Nigeria that will see companies join donor countries in pooling donations and resources together.

The platform aims to create a more collaborative and effective response, including stronger collaboration between Government, business leaders, and the United Nations.

The Governor of Borno State highlighted the importance of partnerships to meet the humanitarian needs of over 7 million people in Nigeria’s north-east affected by the conflict, 80 percent of whom are women and children.

SOUNDBITE (English) Alh. Kashim Shettima, Executive Governor of Borno State:
“I am quite glad that the Nigerian private sector, a very vibrant sector, one of the leading sectors in Africa, is at the vanguard of driving this process. In the UN, you have partner that has the integrity to truly make things work.”

To date, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, has raised $83 million in contributions and pledges since its inception in May 2017, thanks to the generous support of seventeen donor countries.

The United Nations and founding private sector members of the initiative are urging more businesses to come together and collaborate under the platform of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund-Private Sector Initiative.

In 2019, 7.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in north-east Nigeria. In total, 1.8 million people are internally displaced, and new displacement continues due to insecurity.

The relocation of new arrivals and the decongestion of camps, particularly Teachers Village IDP Camp in Maiduguri, are one of the main priorities for the humanitarian response. Humanitarian partners have already facilitated the relocation of over 8,000 individuals to a new camp at Mohammed Goni International Stadium in Maiduguri.
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