UN Commends FG For Launch of Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP)




The United Nations has commended the Nigerian government (FG) for the recent launch of its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).



The UNDP Resident Representative, Edward Kallon, made the commendation in Abuja at the launch of UNDP’s 2016 Human Development Report (HDR).
Kallon also expressed optimism that ”Nigeria has what it takes to surmount its challenges” and pledged the support of the world body in this regard.
He said Nigeria with its several medium-term policies and programmes was capable of keeping its economy on a positive development trajectory.
The UNDP boss also expressed satisfaction on the feat recorded by Nigeria in the Human Development Index (HDI) where it recorded 13.1 percent increase between 2005 and 2015.
The country representative, however, called for tougher policies to sustain gains made in human development index.
He noted that Nigeria was being faced with two major problems of economic recession and humanitarian crisis.
Kallon advised the government to utilise the opportunity provided by the national launch of the report to address the twin problems of economic recession and humanitarian crisis facing the country.

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