The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said it will expand its four-year support to humanitarian and development programmes in Nigeria. Myrta Kaulard, WFP Representative and Country Director in Nigeria, said in Abuja that it was based on a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) between 2019 to 2022.
The WFP Executive Board approved the Nigeria Country Strategic Plan, during its meeting in February.
The WFP Representative said under the new strategic blueprint, the programme would maintain its vital lifesaving assistance, focus on self-reliance, resilience and peace building initiatives to enable access to food by all.
She further said that the plan would also enable WFP to strengthen the gender-transformative programming in Nigeria by empowering women and girls to face some of the challenges affecting food security.
Kaulard, however, expressed the willingness of broadening engagement with the government, donors and cooperating partners to restore livelihoods, boost resilience and together reduce the number of people depending on food assistance.
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