Two agencies of the United Nations- UNICEF and UNESCO- are to jointly establish an e-library in Enugu state to avail students and pupils in the state of the opportunity to improve on their e-learning generally.
UNICEF Country representative in Nigeria, Ms Jean Gough, who gave the hint yesterday in Enugu assured that her agency will liaise with UNESCO to establish an e- library in the State in furtherance of the global body’s disposition to sustainable learning The promise followed on the heels of a passionate appeal made by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi while addressing a retreat by the country
team of The United Nations held at Nilke Lake Hotel, Enugu.
The governor declared the retreat open. The governor observed that the state was honored by the presence of the UN family made up of all the specialized agencies of the body. He pointed out that Enugu State has indeed been a key beneficiary of the UN programmes in Nigeria, especially in the UNICEF assisted programmes that focus on women and children.
He noted that the state is a mother and child friendly state and has continued to maintain a free child and maternal care programme which has been running in the state for the past eight years.
The child right bill, he revealed, is currently before the House of Assembly and will soon be passed into law.
He also noted that the state maintains a sexual assault Reference centre that offers
assistance to victims of every form of sexual offences particularly on women and young girls.
the governor recalled that last month Enugu State organized an economic summit where it showcased the investment opportunities in the state to the world, with a view to persuading them to bring their
businesses to the state and thereby help to increase its wealth base, noting that the state has since then continued to receive encouraging responses from potential investor.
He thanked the global agency for deciding to hold the retreat in Enugu, assuring that in spite of the recent Nimbo attack, Enugu state remains one of the safest states in the country.