Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Nigerian Cities Commit to Joining the WCCD Global Network to Create More Resilient & Sustainable Cities Across The Country


From L to R: Mr. Ahmad A.S, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abujathe Hon. Dr. Abdul Husaini, Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Lands and Housing; Dr. Patricia McCarney, the WCCD President and CEO; Engr. Sagir Aliyu, General Manager of Bauchi State Urban Development Board and the Hon. Prof. Adamu Ahmed, Commissioner for Lands and Survey (Bauchi State)


While attending the UN World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, delegates from seven Nigerian cities met with the WCCD President and CEO and Vice President of WCCD. The discussion focused on improving the process and quality of urban data for informed decision making across all levels of government in Nigeria (local, state and national) and to drive their success in implementing the SDGs throughout Nigeria. 

Focussing on SDG action in Nigeria, and the lack of high-calibre data for city planning and urban management, the group was united in its shared goal of harnessing the WCCD ISO 37120 Series to help Nigerian cities to become more sustainable, smart, and resilient. As a first step, the WCCD President and CEO and the Honourable Prof. Adamu Ahmed, Commissioner for Lands and Survey (Bauchi State) signed a Certification Agreement, welcoming the City of Bauchi as the second Nigerian city to join the WCCD global network of cities across 39 countries. Long-time WCCD partner, Dr. Abdul Husaini (Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Lands and Housing), who was responsible for Minna to become the first city in Nigeria to achieve ISO 37120 certification, convened the group and is positioned to facilitate the expansion of the WCCD’s network across Nigeria.

The WCCD President and CEO & the Hon. Prof. Adamu Ahmed sign the WCCD Certification Agreement for Bauchi City

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