The Palestine Ambassador to Nigeria, Saheh Fhied, says he would like to collaborate with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, to address humanitarian crisis in his country.
Speaking through an interpreter Tuesday in Abuja, during a courtesy visit to the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Fhied stated that the Palestinian government is in love with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and will appreciate collaboration of the two governments.
He said: “I wish to introduce to you Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA). It is a foundation that is doing everything possible to help human beings in humanitarian crisis. Everything they do, they do it free of charge. This is what we want to do in Nigeria, most especially in the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari. We love him.
“Even in UN, he supports our cause, that is why we love Nigeria. There is a place in Palestine called Nigeria Avenue. The Nigerians there are considered as Palestinians. Nigeria is in our veins and arteries. I consider myself a Nigerian because I always feel at home anytime I am here.
While welcoming the envoy, who presented a booklet containing areas of activities of PICA to the minister, Farouq appreciated Fhied for the visit and assured him of the ministry’s readiness to collaborate with the Palestinian government on humanitarian issues.
“PICA is a good Foundation. The Ministry is open to seeing how we can work together to carry out intervention to support our people. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry will study the activities of PICA and see areas we can come in. I look forward to working with Palestinian government on humanitarian issues,” she said.