Publisher and award-winning journalist, Abigail Amalaha, has been appointed President of the United Towns Agency (UTA) in Nigeria. The UTA is a United Nations (UN) accredited Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with the consultative status of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
According to a statement by UTA Board Member, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, 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.
UTA Secretary-General, Tunisian-born award-winning Eya Essif, who broke the cheering news said the current activities of the organisation are represented in 110 countries around the world.
The immediate task before Amalaha is to establish a full-fledged office of UTA in Nigeria and commence operations on the implementation of various charity works and humanitarian projects of UN NGO in areas of human rights projects for irrigation systems, electricity supply, alleviation of poverty and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the country.
Amalaha described 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 making the desired impact.
She 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 the 18th of March 2022. The UTA Country president in Nigeria also thanked her bosses for the confidence reposed in her.