Nigeria: 23 UN Agencies to Support Nigeria With U.S.$920 Million

Twenty-three (23) United Nations Agencies are to commit nine hundred and twenty million United States dollars (USD 920 million) in the provision of technical and financial assistance to Nigeria over a four year period. In a statement signed by the UN Communications group and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, it revealed that “The Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations System in Nigeria yesterday signed a development assistance framework document that will guide the world body’s activities in the next four years, termed “Nigeria-United Nations assistance Framework, – Nigeria-UNDAF III.”

The statement revealed that the document will regulate the terms and areas of assistance of the agencies delivering as one UN from 2014 -2017. Signing on behalf of the Nigerian government, Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsudden Usman in his remarks noted that, “The UNDAF III document is not only closely aligned with our national priorities, but has also assisted greatly in reducing the duplication of UN activities in the country, leading to a reduction in transaction costs, for both the government and the UN System.

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