THE United Nations Rescue Services, a non-governmental organisationation, has said it plans different developmental projects worth $3.5bn in Bayelsa State.
The Convener and Global Chairman of the UN Rescue Services, Ambassador Steve Midalah, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri in Yenagoa.
Midalah explained that the UN Rescue Mission is a body engaged in developmental projects worldwide to make life easier for the populace.
According to him, there are 17 areas of interest but it focuses on eradicating extreme hunger and poverty in Nigeria.
He stated that the identified areas were housing, education and feeding.
“The projects that will be embarked on by the mission in the state include building of 1000 housing units, procurement and distribution of grains and training of 1000 youths,” he said.
Midalah said the projects would be executed at no cost to the Bayelsa State government.
Diri expressed delight over the development and directed the state’s Commissioner for Lands to provide land for the housing project.
The governor also approved two warehouses to store grains.
He assured the group that the government was in support of its proposal to achieve its set goals.
Diri was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of the UN International Ambassadors.
Midalah noted that it was the highest award to individuals dedicated to the development of society.