The Niger State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the areas of Security, Agriculture, Education, and Health.
The signing of the MoU was done during a round table meeting between relevant stakeholders in Niger State and the UNDP delegation aimed at establishing a pathway for sustainable peace and security, held at the government house, Minna.
Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Umaru Bago decried the nefarious activities of bandits in the state which he said has resulted in the high number of Internally Displaced Persons, a large number of out-of-school children and the inability of farmers to effectively engage in agricultural activities.
The Niger State helmsman said the humanitarian crisis in the state calls for concern and help from development partners around the world, pointing out that collaboration with development partners like the UNDP will help in bringing succour to the people of the State.
According to him, “Niger State needs help and we are not ashamed to tell the world. The State is having a backlash of the criminal activities of bandits and other extremists which has affected many Local Government Areas in the State”.