UNOPS, Government of Nigeria Sign Host Country Agreement

The agreement outlines the framework for cooperation between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and UNOPS in Nigeria.

The Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on Thursday 15 April 2021, held a signing ceremony of the Host Country Agreement in Abuja, Nigeria. The ceremony was attended by the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Nigeria, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and the Director and Representative of UNOPS, Ghana Multi-Country Office (GMCO), Mrs. Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba.

The agreement outlines the framework for cooperation between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and UNOPS in Nigeria.

In her remarks, the UNOPS Director stated “We believe this agreement is timely given the increasing presence of UNOPS in Nigeria. The Host Country Agreement will facilitate UNOPS operations in Nigeria and enable an agile and nimble process. UNOPS assured the Honourable Minister of its commitments to honour all clauses of the Host Country Agreement.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing the Government of Nigeria, noted that the Agreement is for a new development cooperation with initiatives towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set in the Agenda 2030.

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations and with a mandate that covers infrastructure, procurement and project management. Where appropriate, UNOPS strives to leverage the full suite of its procurement instruments, including Emergency Procurement Procedures, and its global purchasing platform UNWebBuy+ to deliver timely procurement services. Likewise, UNOPS assures its infrastructure solutions adhere to the highest quality construction standards.

 

UN entities involved in this initiative
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services