Nigeria’s new UNDP country director assumes duty


The new UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, has assumed duty in Abuja, the UN Communication Specialist, Lucky Musonda, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Musonda said that Country Director would work under the delegated authority of the UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria.

According to him, Bwalya will assume responsibility and accountability for day-to-day management of operational and programmatic activities of UNDP Nigeria.

He said that before coming to Nigeria, Bwalya served as Country Director for UNDP in Ethiopia.

He added that “Bwalya started his UN career as an Economic Advisor in UNDP Ethiopia Country Office in 2011 before he was later appointed as Country Director for the same office in June 2013.

“He served in this capacity up until his deployment to Nigeria.

“While in Ethiopia,…

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