2023: UN Worries About Scarcity of Fuel, new Naira Notes now in Nigeria

By Starrys Obazei | February 9, 2023

Barely two weeks to the general elections, Matthias Schmale, the United Nations, UN, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, has expressed worry over lingering fuel scarcity and the new naira policy.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

Schmale, who noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission is doing its best in ensuring a free, fair, and credible election, said: “At the same time, INEC is facing some challenges for instance, around logistics, power supply, employing and deploying the right personnel at the right time.”

The diplomat restated the UN’s commitment to supporting Nigeria in ensuring that the elections are peaceful, credible, and fair. Skip Ad

The commitment was given at the first quarterly briefing of the diplomatic community convened by the Schmale, at the UN House, on Wednesday.

The UN resident coordinator expressed concern about some strong statements of intolerance and hate speech across party lines in public space and urged all political parties and their candidates to exercise caution and to adhere to the terms of the peace accord they had signed.

On the UN Strategic Development Cooperation Framework signed with the government of Nigeria, Schmale explained that it was imperative for the UN to support the government in accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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