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Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal will depart Abuja on Wednesday for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend an Executive Leadership Retreat.

Other State Governors will also attend the Leadership Retreat which is organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) between August 24th and 27th.

A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the retreat is a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

He added that during the conference, there will be an enriching learning experience through daily guided visits allowing the participants to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Kigali and gain a comprehensive understanding of the city’s unique characteristics.

The statement read in parts: “The Executive Leadership Retreat would enable leaders to have a guided tour of the city of Kigali which presents an opportunity to engage in urban governance and the management of cities of the future.

“The process of ensuring urban safety, environmental health, waste management, economic transformation, and positioning cities as hubs of growth will be a key focus as the leaders explore what the city of Kigali has to offer.

“The tour will provide the Governors, especially Governor Lawal, with useful information on how to perfect the urban renewal project that just started in Zamfara State.

“It will also serve as an opportunity to brainstorm and share notes with experts on important issues.

“Furthermore, the conference will enable the Governors to visit the Kigali Genocide Museum. The visit aims to foster a greater understanding of Rwanda’s journey toward healing and unity, national visioning, and transforming challenges into opportunities for building cohesion.”


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