INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIP MEETING WITH DONOR COUNTRIES AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS.

INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIP MEETING WITH DONOR COUNTRIES AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS.

 

As Swiss Ambassador, His Excellency Ambasador Nicolas H Lang hosted over 25 Ambasadors, High Commisioners and Development partners and or thier Representatives for a cocktail with His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni CON.

 

In a landmark event that brings on board the creme de la cream of Development partners, World Bank, donor countries and corporate organisations, His Excellency Ambassador Nicolas of Swiss Embassy Nigeria hosted Governor Mai Mala Buni CON who came alongside side HE Senator Ibrahim Geidam Ministerof Police Affairs, Sen Ahmad I Lawan and Sen. Musa Mustapha, Yobe SSG, COS and host of other key Government officials.

 

The Swiss Ambassador in his remark said “the Yobe State Action plan on durable solutions is now being hailed as a MODEL TO FOLLOW GLOBALLY by Mr Robert Piper and his office, particularly for two reasons:

 

– The first is true government ownership throughout the development process, with background support from UNDP, the World Bank and other external actors. This is the undoubtedly the right way to go.

 

– The other reason why Yobe seems to stand out as a model is for the meaningful engagement of all strata of society in developing the plan, including representatives from internally displaced people and the communities hosting them. Meaningful citizen participation in decisions that affect their lives is a cornerstone of Switzerland’s democracy so I was particularly pleased to hear this and Iencourage the Yobe State Government to continue towards this path during the implementation of the plan”

 

Amongs the dignitaries at the Swiss Ambasadors residence who jointly had bilateral discussion and cocktail with HE Governor Mai Mala Buni are:

 

1. H.E. Mr. Zhangi Yi- Chargé d’Affaires of China

2. H.E. Mr. Mohamed Fouad – Ambassador of Egypt

3. H.E. Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar- Ambassador of Turkey

4. H.E. Mr. Salem Saeed Musabbeh ALMahyoubi AlShamsi- Ambassador of UAE

5. H.E. Mr. Sohail Ahmad Khan & Spouse- Chargé d’Affaires, Pakistan High Commission

6. Ms Vartika Rawat- Deputy High Commissioner, Indian High Commission

7. Mr Bertrand de Seissan de Marignan- Political Counselor, French Embassy

8. Ms. Dfija Ahado – Head of Cooperation, Canadian High Commission

9. Ms Melissa Jones- Head of USAID

10. Ms Cynthia Rowe- Head of FCDO

11. Mr Massimo De Luca- Head of EU Cooperation

12. Ms Leila Ben Amor- Head of Human Development, EU Delegation

13. Ms Susanne Schroeder- Head of Development German Embassy

14. Mr Markus Wagner – Country Director, GIZ

15. Mr Lamine Barrow- Country Director, African Development Bank

16. Mr Fuad Malkawi- Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank

17. Ms Serena Cavicchi- Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank

18.Ms Elsie Attafuah- Resident Representative, UNDP in Nigeria

19.Mr Mohammed Malick Fall – UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator

20.Mr Dieter Vanmooren – Solutions Advisor, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

21.Mr Charbel El Ojeil – Director, Ojeil Construction Nigeria

22.Mr Kitamura Takuya- Economic/Dev/Commercial Officer, Embassy of Japan

23.H.E. Mr. Zhangi Yi- Chargé d’Affaires of China

24.H.E. Mr. Mohamed Fouad – Ambassador of Egypt

25.H.E. Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar- Ambassador of Turkey

26.H.E. Mr. Salem Saeed Musabbeh ALMahyoubi AlShamsi- Ambassador of UAE

27.H.E. Mr. Sohail Ahmad Khan & Spouse- Chargé d’Affaires, Pakistan High Commission

28.Ms Vartika Rawat- Deputy High Commissioner, Indian High Commission

29.Mr Bertrand de Seissan de Marignan- Political Counselor, French Embassy

30.Ms. Dfija Ahado – Head of Cooperation, Canadian High Commission

31.Ms Melissa Jones- Head of USAID

32.Ms Cynthia Rowe- Head of FCDO

33.Mr Massimo De Luca- Head of EU Cooperation

34.Ms Leila Ben Amor- Head of Human Development, EU Delegation

35.Ms Susanne Schroeder- Head of Development German Embassy

36.Mr Markus Wagner – Country Director, GIZ

37.Mr Lamine Barrow- Country Director, African Development Bank

38.Mr Fuad Malkawi- Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank

39.Ms Serena Cavicchi- Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank

40.Ms Elsie Attafuah- Resident Representative, UNDP

41.Mr Mohammed Malick Fall – UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator

42.Mr Dieter Vanmooren – Solutions Advisor, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office

43.Mr Charbel El Ojeil – Director, Ojeil Construction Nigeria

44.Mr Kitamura Takuya- Economic/Dev/Commercial Officer, Embassy of Japan

 

The cocktail and bilateral meeting is part of his Excellency’s drive to mobilise more resources, avail his administration enabling environment and readiness for more investment and above all showcase to the donor groups successes recorded post Boko Haram Conflict and the developmental strides of His administration.

 

As patners and donors commend Yobe State Government for the enabling environment, assured Governor Buni of their readiness to continue keying in to the state priorities and policies.

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