United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the North-East Development Commission have canvassed greater collaboration in infrastructure, renewable energy, climate change, and waste management in North East states.
The deputy regional director, UNOPS, Dalila Goncalves, who disclosed this
when she paid a courtesy visit to the commission’s liaison office in Abuja said besides the completion of two oxygen
plants in partnership with the Commission, it has also signed an engagement with Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to procure anti-malaria
medicines as part of efforts to eradicate the menace.
“We have received very good feedback on our collaboration so far, and we are really very pleased and very grateful for
it,” she said.
Earlier, the chief executive officer, NEDC, Mohammed Alkali reassured UNOPS of its support and partnerships.
Alkali said that he is impressed with the partnership, adding that one of the major roles of the Commission is to create associations and relationships among local and international organisations to assist them in carrying out its constitutional duty.
Alkali said with the launching of the North East Stabilisation and Development Master Plan (NESDMP) which is almost ready will revive economic activities in the region.
He added that the partnership through its multiplier effect has provided direct and indirect employment to millions of people in the region.