FG seeks UNIDO’s support on creation of green industries

The federal government has called on the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to support Nigeria’s efforts towards the creation of her various green industries initiatives aimed at empowering the teeming population.
Addressing a delegation led by the Director-General of UNIDO, Mr. Li Yong, in Abuja, the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, solicited for continued support on the development and implementation of projects and programmes to fulfill the country’s multilateral agreements.
Mallam noted that UNIDO has been instrumental in Nigeria’s obligations towards ratifying multilateral treaties such as Montreal protocol, Stockholm, Basel and Minamata conventions as well as been supportive in securing funds for executions of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) projects.

In his remarks, Mr. Li Yong commended Nigeria for her strong support towards his election as DG of UNIDO.
Li said that the massive support by member nations during his election has given him a historic task to be committed and dedicated to duty, adding that UNIDO would work with member states to promote industrial development as well as entertain suggestions on moving the continent forward.

The UNIDO boss also observed that the visit would afford him the opportunity to discuss ongoing and sustainable future cooperation between Nigeria and UNIDO within the organisation’s new mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the country.

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