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(WorldStage Newsonline)-- The Federal Government of Nigeria and the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU), that will see 37 Nigerians engaged in Junior
Professional Officers Programme (JPOP) spread across the UN system.
programme is expected to kick off next month. Nigeria will be the first
African country and the 20th contributor to the Junior Professional
Nigeria is the fifth contributor to the United Nations peacekeeping mission with about 6000 Nigerians currently on peacekeeping.
successful candidates, whose salaries will be borne by the government
of Nigeria, will be exposed to development assistance training
opportunities that will cover different areas of human endeavours.
Secretary to the Government of Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim,
who signed on behalf of the government, said the JPOP is another
significant milestone in actualizing President Goodluck Jonathan's major
aspect of the transformation agenda.