The Federal Government has signed a host country agreement with the United Nations. The agreement is to help countries implement Programmes and projects of the United Nations especially the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.
His Excellency Geoffrey Onyeama, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs signed on behalf of the Federal Government said the agreement will provide the platform for Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. In his words, “Nigeria is determined to achieving the SDGs. We are happy that this agreement has come to reality today. We look forward to more United Nations projects in this country.”
The Regional Director of the United Nations Office on Project Services UNOPS West Africa, Ms Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba who also signed on behalf of the United Nations, expressed the determination of the UN towards bringing more development programmes in the country.
She said already, UNOPS has started an affordable housing programme in Ekiti State and a Healthcare Infrastructure and Modernization Project in Maiduguri.
The United Nations Office for Project Services is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world.
The signing ceremony took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, and witness by top staff of the Ministry and the high level delegation of the United Nations staffs.