Plateau State, UNDP Partner for Economic Growth.

Plateau State, UNDP Partner for Economic Growth.

Plateau State, UNDP Partner for Economic Growth

Plateau State and UNDP Collaborate to Foster Robust Economy and Improve Living Standards

Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has held a talk between the State and UNDP Resident Representative, Elsie Attafuah  to explore ways to deepen collaboration and achieve development goals.
the UN House in Abuja .

The news according to the Governor’s Director of press and Public Affairs’ statement, “The meeting focused on enhancing security, promoting economic growth, and improving living standards in Plateau State”.

Mutfwang sought UNDP’s support in capacity building, establishing a security network, developing agricultural value chains, revitalizing mining and tourism sectors, and promoting gender equality.

The governor’s move towards this partnership, is a demonstration of his commitment to improving the lives of Plateau citizens and willingness to collaborate with international organizations to achieve development goals. The focus on security, agriculture, mining, and tourism suggests a diversified approach to economic growth.

The establishment of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Commission shows a commitment to addressing gender issues and promoting inclusivity. UNDP’s template for building resilience in key sectors indicates a long-term approach to development.

Sawabiya specialized analysis search revealed that, “ this partnership has the potential to unlock economic growth and improve living standards in Plateau State”.

The focus on capacity building and security sector reform indicates a commitment to addressing the root causes of insecurity. The promotion of agricultural value chains and tourism development suggests a shift towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

This collaboration is a positive step towards achieving development goals in Plateau State, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact on the lives of citizens.

The statement detail ....


In his determination to foster a robust economy for the benefit of Plateau citizens, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has held talks with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The talks focused on enhancing security, economic prosperity, and the standard of living in Plateau.

During a visit to UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Elsie Attafuah and her team at the UN House in Abuja, Governor Mutfwang highlighted the state's potential for economic prosperity and sought UNDP's support in enhancing local capacities to achieve these goals.

He requested a partnership with the UNDP to establish a lasting security network, develop agricultural value chains, and revitalize mining and tourism sectors to boost the state's Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.

Governor Mutfwang expressed gratitude to the UNDP for their significant interventions, such as the robust initiatives at the Police Staff College in Jos, and said that the state would greatly benefit from the continued support.

He informed the Country Representative that his administration inherited substantial security challenges but has revitalized the state-owned security outfit "Operation Rainbow" to aid in intelligence gathering and support conventional security measures.

"We are here to explore ways to deepen collaboration between the UNDP and Plateau State to advance the cause of improving humanity in Plateau State. We commend the UNDP for their major project at the Police Staff College, which will benefit the state," Governor Mutfwang stated.

He also sought UNDP’s cooperation in capacity building to equip security personnel with the necessary knowledge to address the state's security issues.

Governor Mutfwang identified poverty as a fundamental challenge and solicited partnership to build a sustainable economy by addressing the basic needs of the people. He outlined agriculture, mining, and tourism as key economic drivers and announced plans for an Economic Summit. He sought UNDP's support to promote these opportunities.

The Governor told his host that the state Government has established the Gender and Equal Opportunity Commission to address gender issues such as violence against women and rape. He reaffirmed his commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and accountability in governance, by ensuring the deployment of resources to benefit the people.

UNDP Resident Representative Elsie Attafuah congratulated Governor Mutfwang on his election and leadership over the past year. She expressed enthusiasm to collaborate with him to advance humanitarian efforts in Plateau State.

Attafuah said the UNDP would develop a template to assist states like Plateau in building resilience in agriculture, economy, and health sectors to enable them to withstand unforseen situations. She also emphasized the UNDP's focus on good governance, climate change, inclusive growth, and agricultural value chains and expressed the desire to transform Plateau State.

Gyang Bere

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State  

June 21, 2024

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