In tripartite collaboration to end deaths, illegal migration on the Mediterranean
L-R: Chairman of United Towns Agency (UTA, UN) Board of Trustees/ Emir of Abuja, Dr Usman Nga Kupi, UTA Secretary General in Geneva, Amb Eya Essif, UTA Country President, Amb Abigail Amalaha and Board Member, Dr Abubakar Jimoh inaugurating the UTA Office in Abuja, Nigeria.
The United Towns Agency (UTA), an International Humanitarian organisation affiliated to United Nations has taken a decisive step to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals between Nigeria and Libya.
The UTA Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and its Country Office in Nigeria are leading the Libyan Minister of African Affairs, Ambassador Issa Majid Mansour and his Ministerial Delegation on an economic-diplomatic visit to strengthen existing bilateral trade relations between the two Countries.
Addressing a Press Conference in Abuja, the Visiting UTA Secretary General, Ambassador Eya Essif said several meetings between Nigerian Foreign Affairs Officials, Nigerian Traditional Rulers, Nigerian Women Football League and Libyan Delegation have been scheduled in this regard.
She announced that the UTA, Libyan Government and Italian Government are involved in a Tripartite arrangement to put an end to the horrendous suffering and deaths of Nigerian Illegal Migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.
The Secretary General explained that part of the arrangements is introduction of Skill Acquisitions Programme for the Training of Young Nigerian Artisans who will ultimately and legitimately be hired in Europe.
The UTA Country President in Nigeria, Ambassador Abigail Amalaha enumerated the various humanitarian Programmes and achievements of the UTA in the last one year and assured that the visit of Ambassador Essif will further spur her and team to achieve more.
Ambassador Amalaha said the UTA will collaborate with various Ministries and Agencies to achieve SDGs and tackle the humanitarian crisis and poverty in some parts of the Country.
The UTA Office in Abuja, Nigeria was officially inaugurated by Ambassador Essif, Chairman of UTA Board of Trustees, Dr Usman Nga Kupi ( Emir of Abuja) , Ambassador Amalaha, Dr Abubakar Jimoh and other UTA Board Members.