The FCT Administration and the United Nations System in Nigeria have agreed to increase their counterpart funding of development programmes in the capital territory from N2billion to N2.4billion in the 2012 financial year
The development programmes which commenced in 2010 cut across agriculture, health, education, human capacity development as well as projects aimed at promoting accountability and good governance in the FCT
Minister of FCT Administration, Senator Bala Mohammed made this commitment during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the United Nations and the FCTA on the 2012 FCT UN Development Assistance Framework, UNDAF.
He stated that since 2010, 60 communities were empowered under the programmes with 10-hectares of farm land in each community across the 6 Areas Councils.
On his part, the UN Resident Coordinator, Daouda Toure in Nigeria said the success of the partnership over the years has encouraged the United Nations to seek further collaboration with the FCT to boost the new pilot project under
Taoure assured of increase in the UN counterpart funding and urged the minister to keep up with commitment that would positively impact on the lives of the people