Mutfwang engages Canadian High Commissioner, urges support for security, capacity building and gender equality
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 29, 2023
Plateau State Governor, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang, has sought the assistance of the Canadian Government in the areas of peace building, agriculture, gender equality, and capacity building.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, in a statement, says the Governor made the appeal during a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner Jamie Christoff at the Canadian Embassy in Abuja yesterday, being Monday August 28th.
The governor expressed concern over the escalating security challenges that have impacted the state, leading to the displacement of innocent villagers, particularly women and children.
He emphasized that addressing these issues was crucial in tackling the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the state.
The Governor said the Canadian government intervention would facilitate the state’s recovery and propel it toward sustainable growth and development, adding that the gesture would empower rural communities to contribute significantly to the state’s economy.
Highlighting the historic bond between Nigeria and Canada, Governor Mutfwang underscored Plateau State’s intention to leverage on the partnership to improve the well-being of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and promote gender equality.
Governor Mutfwang stated that he intentionally appointed a woman as Deputy Governor and has also incorporated a significant number of women into governmental roles to advance gender equality within the state.