Breaking News

Nasarawa to clamp down on unregistered NGOs

The Nasarawa State Government has said plans are underway to shut down unregistered and unknown Non-governmental organisations across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state.

The state government further announced plans to establish regulations aimed at enhancing the operations of the NGOs to tackle the issues of having dubious individuals parading themselves as NGO owners in the state.

The Commissioner for Special Duties on Humanitarian, Social Services and NGOs, Margret Elayo, disclosed this at a press conference in Lafia on Monday in preparation for the inaugural NGO’s Day in Nasarawa which would take place on Tuesday, February 27 in the state.

She said, “When I assumed office as commissioner, the first thing we did as a ministry was to set up a platform to have the records and numbers of NGOs in the state.

“This, we believe would help us to track some organisations that merely seek financial benefits without actively engaging in meaningful work.

“So, our plans to regulate the NGOs is to ensure that they are effectively functioning. It is also to ensure the optimal utilisation of resources and to prevent duplication.”

The commissioner further reiterated the state government’s commitment to collaborate with genuine NGOs operating in the state to touch the lives of many residents who may have been marginalized in their respective communities in the past years.

While urging the Non-governmental organisations in the state to implement more vibrant, people-oriented projects that align with the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals, Elayo called on all stakeholders in the state to join hands with the state government in achieving its laudable objectives for the residents.

“In Nasarawa, under the able leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule, we express confidence in the NGO’s tirelessly serving our people. These organizations have been instrumental in enhancing the lives of the Nasarawa state residents, providing essential support to meet their basic needs.

“They play critical roles in implementing projects and programmes that directly impact the people, particularly at the grassroots.

“The state government would, therefore, not relent to encourage and partner the NGOs in the areas of expertise and technical know-how in the execution of some key projects to reduce unemployment and tackle poverty across the state,” she added..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>

Leave a Comment

Discover more from UTWEETS

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading