Nigeria has lost infrastructure worth over $8.9 billion due to insurgency in the North-East, a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria has revealed.
The report also revealed that the conflict has resulted in mass displacement of people and loss of lives. The crisis has also pushed already vulnerable victims to dependency on humanitarian handouts. To this end, the UNDP revealed that it’s investing resources in providing urgent early recovery needs in affected communities.
“In building resilience, we direct our interventions at ensuring that elements that help build bridges between humanitarian, peace building and longer-term development efforts are in place,’’ the report read in part.
It also described the interventions as keys to reducing risks, preventing crises, avoiding major development setbacks and promoting human security.
The report noted that communal clashes is currently threatening national efforts to strengthen social cohesion and address insecurity. It pointed out that addressing the crisis would require efforts aimed at creating opportunities for greater employment and livelihoods, more equitable access to resources and better protection against economic and environmental shocks. Titled UNDP Nigeria Annual Report 2016, it sought for a comprehensive approach to peaceful settlement of disputes at both national and sub-national levels.
It quoted the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon as saying that UN is the largest development agency with a mandate to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and exclusion and support national efforts towards meeting the 2030 Agenda.
The report hinted that UN continued with their support aimed at strengthening the capacity of national institutions to enable them provide more efficient services to Nigerians throughout the year.
It disclosed that within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) that the agency ensured that government institutions waxed strong and efficient while ensuring that resources are utilized prudently.
Court Adjourns FG’s $406.7m Debt Recovery Suit Against Shell
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned until Sept. 30, for continuation of trial in a debt recovery...
Nigerian Labour Leaders Lead Protest Against Poor Social Protection For Workers In Geneva
Workers across the world under the umbrella of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland held a...
Kogi Governorship Primaries: Kogi APC Urges NWC To Disqualify Sen. Kadiri
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi on Wednesday urged the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to disqualify...
House Wife Docked For Allegedly Stealing Breast Pads
A 27-year-old house wife, Stella Okeke, who allegedly stole breast pads and other beauty from a supermarket, on Wednesday appeared...
Indigenous Dye Industry Critical To Revival Of Textile Sector –FUTA Don
A Professor of Fibre Science and Colour Chemistry, Abayomi Adetuyi called on the federal government to consider establishing indigenous dye...
Middle Belt Forum Slams MBCG
The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has chided a group called Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) stating that it is acting...
7000 IDPs Sleeping Outside In Bama Camp – UN
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon has said that out of 38,000 internally Displaced Persons (...
NEWS22 hours ago
JUST-IN: PMB Signs Polytechnic Amendment Bill, One Other Into Law
FEATURES12 hours ago
NASS Inauguration: How Clerk Averted Constitutional Crisis
NEWS23 hours ago
Oyegun Salutes New Edo Speaker, Commends Obaseki
EDUCATION3 hours ago
President Buhari’s Assent To Poly Act Bill, A Laudable Achievement – ASUP
NEWS23 hours ago
Police Discover Body Of Indian Magician Who Attempted Houdini Trick
NEWS13 hours ago
Zamfara Gov Launches Elders’ Forum To Tackle Challenges
NEWS3 hours ago
FG Saves N273.8bn From Implementation Of IPPIS In MDAs
NEWS12 hours ago
Lack Of Will To Perform Task Causes Operational Setbacks – Buratai