UNDP Vows Support For Nigeria’s Environmental Roadmap

The Minister of Environment, Balarabe Lawal (third from left) and the new resident representative, United Nations Development Programme, Ms. Elsie Attafuaw flanked by officials of both organisations when the rep paid a courtesy call on the minister at the ministry headquarters in Abuja.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged its assistance to Nigeria in crafting a comprehensive roadmap for the environmental sector, as revealed during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, by the new resident representative of UNDP, Ms. Elsie Attafuaw.

Lawal welcomed Attafuaw to her new role and emphasised the importance of UNDP’s support in addressing climate change issues, environmental sustainability and combatting insecurity, particularly in forested areas.

He outlined areas of collaboration with UNDP, including pollution control, biodiversity preservation, erosion and flood control and combatting desert encroachment.

Ms. Attafuaw commended Lawal on his appointment and stressed the significance of energy security, expressing concern over Africa’s insufficient efforts in energy, climate change, innovation, plastic pollution, conservation and biodiversity.

She assured UNDP’s commitment to assisting Nigeria in developing its environmental roadmap, aligning with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda’s 18 key priority deliverables.

The ministry’s head of press and public relations, Ibrahim Haruna relayed that Ms. Attafuaw feels a strong connection to Nigeria and pledged collaboration with the ministry to address the climate change crisis.

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