Nigeria and Turkish Red Cross Partner on Humanitarian Relief
The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) have entered a partnership on humanitarian relief services geared towards developmental projects that will bring about the development of Nigeria.
The NRCS and TRC signed an MoU aimed at jumpstarting this partnership. This event took place at the NRCS headquarters Wednesday, February 2, 2012.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, President of the Nigerian Red Cross, Elder Akpan Anani expressed optimism that the partnership will pave the way for proper implementation of programmes that will contribute to the development of Nigeria.
He stated that the partnership will go a long way to project the national society into limelight and give it the needed visibility that the society has suffered in the past.
He said that Nigeria has a lot of potentials and if adequately harnessed will bring about the much needed growth and development desired. Elder Anani who noted that the issues of insurgency is a problem that has slowed the development process of the country, maintained that the NRCS has done a lot in offering aid in areas affected by this insurgency. And if adequately equipped, will go a long way in tackling this ill.
In his response, the Director General of the Turkish Red Crescent, Dr. Mehmet Gulluoglo expressed satisfaction in the activities so far carried out by the NRCS and noted that their relief efforts aims at enhancing development in Nigeria.
He noted that the aim of the partnership is to improve relations with the NRCS and also stressed that both countries can work together in eliminating issues such as malaria etc while working together to see that the NRCS rises to the desired standard expected.