UNDP pledges support for Nigeria’s environmental roadmap

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged to support Nigeria in developing a roadmap for the environmental sector.

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

The Minister congratulated the new UNDP country representative on her new posting to ECOWAS/Nigeria and solicited UNDP’s support in tackling climate change challenges and environmental sustainability.

Balarabe further stated that Nigeria needs UNDP technical assistance to fight insecurity and banditry in the forest.

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

In her address, the new UNDP Resident Representative, Ms Elsie Attafuaw congratulated the minister on his well-deserved appointment as Minister of Environment.

She reiterated that energy is a national security issue. She lamented that Nigerian and many  African nations are not doing enough on energy, climate change, innovations, plastic pollution, conservation and biodiversity.

Ms Attafuaw promised that UNDP will support Nigeria in developing its environment roadmap towards achieving the 18 key priority deliverables of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda on the environment.

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