In order to improve rural security, technical education, data processing, and strategic development planning, Plateau State Governor Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has established a relationship with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.
During their meeting at the UN House in Abuja, Governor Mutfwang requested support from the UNDP for the state’s e-governance system, mineral exploration, and development of human capacity.
Governor Mutfwang outlined the goals of his government and mentioned that the UNDP is responsible for staff training to ensure effective service delivery. He also emphasised the state’s attempts to solve security issues, such as the sanctioning of the construction of two yet-to-be-opened Mobile Police barracks in tense areas.
The Governor announced that some capable teenagers have been enlisted throughout the state’s Local Government areas to support Operation Rainbow, the state security force, and protect communities. He also mentioned that their training is scheduled to start next week. In order to further the state’s development programmes, he stated his willingness to take advantage of UNDP’s experience and global collaborations.
Governor Mutfwang stated plans to host an economic summit to examine and advance development ideas. He emphasised the use of technology, such as early warning systems, in attempts to promote security and peace.
Mr. Mohamed Yahya, the UNDP’s resident representative, expressed appreciation for the visit and reaffirmed UNDP’s readiness to work with Governor Mutfwang. He emphasised UNDP’s contributions to efforts in Nigeria involving data-driven development and police reform.