By Dan-Maryam Zayamu
An award winning Nigerian Journalists, Princess Abigail Chinyere Amalaha, has been appointed the President of a United Nations (UN) accredited Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the United Towns Agency (UTA).
UTA also has a consultative status of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
UTA is a global body with its presence in over 110 countries around the world.
A statement signed by a Board Member of the UTA, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, who is also a Nigerian, disclosed that Princess Amalaha’s appointment came on the heels of a rigorous process of election, interviews and background checks of her humanitarian works conducted by the UTA Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to the statement: “The immediate task before Princess Amalaha is to establish a full fledge office of UTA in Nigeria and commence operations on the implementation of various charity works and humanitarian projects of the UN-NGO in the areas of human rights protection, environmental protection, projects for irrigation systems, electricity supply, alleviation of poverty and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the country.”
The statement quoted Princess Amalaha as describing her appointment to the coveted position as an act of God and an honour to Nigeria and a big challenge for her to prove her mettle and show that Nigeria is capable of hosting the UTA and make the desired impact.
She, therefore, expressed her profound gratitude to the UTA Management at the headquarters in Geneva and the Secretary-General, Eya Essif, who gave her the necessary support and encouragement since her appointment on March 18, 2022.
The UTA Country President in Nigeria also thanked her bosses for the confidence repose in her.