UNDP To Support Nigeria Develop Roadmap On Environment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged to support Nigeria in the development of roadmap on the environment sector.

This was disclosed during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal in his office by the new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Elsie Attafuaw in Abuja.

The Minister congratulated the new UNDP Country Rep. on her new posting to ECOWAS/Nigeria and solicited UNDP’s support in tackling Climate Change challenges and environmental sustainability.

Balarabe further said that Nigeria needed UNDP technical assistance to fight insecurity and banditry in the forests.

He said: “Other areas of collaboration and partnership between the Ministry and UNDP include; pollution control, biodiversity, erosion and flood control and desert encroachment among others”.

The new UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Elsie Attafuaw congratulated the Minister on his well deserved appointment as Minister of Environment.

Attafuaw reiterated that energy was a national security issue, and lamented that Nigeria and many African nations were not doing enough on energy, Climate Change, new innovations, plastic pollution, conservation and biodiversity.

She added that UNDP would support Nigeria in the development of its roadmap on environment and achieving its mandate of its 18 key priority deliverables of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda on environment.

The envoy said that she felt very much at home being in Nigeria and promised to collaborate with the Ministry on Climate Change crisis.

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