EU Unfolds Green Economy, Capital Development For Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has unfolded a seven-year green economy and capital development plans for Nigeria.

According to the EU, the priority areas are in “agriculture, good governance and Human development” across the six geopolitical zones.

The priority areas were announced yesterday (Tuesday) by the Programme Manager, Temitayo Omole at the EU Borno packaging coordination meeting held in Maiduguri.

“There will be capacity development in the education sector,” he said, adding that the priority areas of interventions are in girl-child education and social protection.

Three development partners submitted their sustainability plans and handed over projects to the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (MRRR) for tracking, monitoring and maintenance of completed infrastructural facilities.

“This will enable us and the MRRR to identify, monitor and sustain the infrastructural facilities,” he said, stating that including the ones in the health, water, environment and education sectors.

He noted that this could enable the State Government to manage the completed projects for efficient service deliveries to the people.

Out of the eight development partners at the meeting, including World Health Oragnisations (WHO), UNDP and Action against Hunger, only the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps and Plan International submitted their draft sustainability plan while others will do so in the coming months.

The representative of Commissioner of MRRR, Bitrus Mshelia, therefore, urged other partners to review their sustainability reports before submitting them to the state government.

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