UN agency, NGO seal agreement on clean-up project in Niger Delta

By: Onyedi Ojiabor, Abujaon: December 23, 2016

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement ( MoA) to implement environmental clean-up project to be financed by the Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Program (GEF-SGP).

The Memorandum of Agreement is meant to support community environmental initiatives that will a lso enhance livelihood.

A statement by FYD Project Director, Mr. Ugo Amadioha, noted that the project will entail the “Reclamation of Oil Spill Degraded Farm Lands through Sustainable Agro forestry in Etekwuru-Egbema, Abacheke-Egbema and Ugada-Egbema Communities of Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area in Imo State.

The statement also said that FYD had already commenced preparations for the pilot project which is scheduled to officially kick off in January 2017. It said that upon successful implementation, FYD will maintain management oversight of the project, while the benefiting community and Local Community Based Organization (CBO) partner would take over day to day operation, and project ownership.

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