Nigerian publisher appointed UN agency’s country president

A Nigerian publisher and journalist, Princess Amalaha, has been appointed as the President of the United Towns Agency in Nigeria.

The UTA is a United Nations accredited non-governmental organisation with consultative status of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

In a statement on Monday, UTA board member, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, said that Amalaha’s appointment came on the heels of a rigorous process of election, interviews and background checks of her humanitarian works. This was conducted by the UTA headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The UTA Secretary-General, Eyah Essif, who made the disclosure, said that the activities of the organisation were represented in 110 countries around the world.

“The immediate task before Princess Amalaha is to establish a full-fledged office of UTA in Nigeria and commence operations on the implementation of various charity works and humanitarian projects of the United Nation’s NGO. Also, the task will include human rights protection, environmental protection, projects for irrigation system, electricity supply, alleviation of poverty and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in the country,” he said.

Amalaha, while speaking, described her appointment as an act of God and an honour to Nigeria. She said it was a big challenge for her to prove her mettle and show that Nigeria was capable of hosting UTA to make the desired impact. She furthermore expressed her profound gratitude to the UTA management and the Secretary-General for their support and encouragement.

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