17 October 2020 by Bilkisu Kambai
Plateau State Government is to collaborate with the United Nations for rapid development of the State .
This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen through the director of press and public affairs to the Governor, Makut Simon Macham in Jos.
The statement which says the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon is on a two – day official visit to assess the situation in the State, said his pre-occupation in the country is to promote development across the 36 States.
Kallon informed the Governor that the UN through its agencies will continue to carry out development projects in State in key areas that will impact on the lives of the people particularly at the grassroots.
He says he will engage with key Government officials in the State to get a clear picture of development challenges where the UN can step in.
The coordinator also says the engagement will enable him to examine the progress of current programmes and strengthen relations with both Plateau State and the Northern Governors Forum.
He also promises to use his office to advocate development of the region.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong in his response expresses appreciation for the interventions of the UN in the State which he said has impacted the lives of the vulnerable.
Lalong acknowledges the efforts of the agency and his team in various interventions in the North East and Nigeria as a whole.
He also explains to the UN scribe that Plateau State has continued to sustain peace through its Peace Building Agency and asked for the assistance of the UN in strengthening the agency.