The UN Resident Coordinator, who spoke yesterday during a working visit to Enugu State, where he met Ugwuanyi, represented by his Deputy, Hon.Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, and the members of the State Executive Council (EXCO) also praised the Governor’s regional efforts to to work together in the Southeast to advance peace and development in the region and its ongoing efforts to combat insecurity.
“You (Ugwuanyi) are indeed an advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in action and serve your people in the state of Enugu, ”added Kallon, applauding the state government“ for investing in improving the security of the state. ”He urged the governor to stop his government’s investments in To further strengthen security institutions “in order to create a conducive environment for peace and security and a societal approach to the administration of security t promote in the state “.
The resident coordinator of the United Nations announced that the mission in Enugu state was to” strengthen the partnership between the United Nations and the government of Enugu state; Address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs to build better; and continue to create lasting solutions for the economic transformation of the state. “
In his words:” I would like to commend Enugu State for the optimal response to COVID-19 in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time until 70 percent of the population are vaccinated. The emergence of new variants in some parts of the world remains a major problem as the virus mutates.
“I encourage Enugu State authorities to continue to lead by example in containing the virus and institutions and organizations to help Taking responsibility to ensure compliance with non-pharmaceutical measures, “he added.
Previously, through his deputy, Ugwuanyi welcomed Ezeilo Kallon and his entourage to Enugu and recognized the United Nations for their contribution to development of the state in particular and Nigeria in general. Ezeilo said the state government needs “the services and support of the United Nations more than ever.”