The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs (MNDA) is collaborating with the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transition) and FCDO (Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office) in possible areas that would change the living condition of the people of the Niger Delta region.
Director of press and Public Relations of the ministry, Deworitshe Patricia disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement quoted the Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor sa saying that the partnership would empower both women and youths in the region.
Ikeazor said , “the collaborative efforts between the Ministry and the British High Commission is to reposition the Niger Delta region for economic empowerment, job creation and sustained livelihood for women and youths in the region”.
She highlighted the importance of ecosystem protection and conservation in the Niger Delta region and the opportunities advanced by sustainable land use and commodity trade present in the region.
Nigeria Country Lead, UK PACT, Joe Tyrell in his speech, expressed the willingness and commitment of the team to partner with the ministry in its activities especially in the area of Agriculture and environmental planning.
He explained that they are currently undertaking a programme tagged ‘Integrated Land Management’ for the benefit of the Niger Delta region.
The FCDO Nigeria Economic Development was led by Ms. Sally Woolhouse.