Sustainable peace and security remains a key challenge in the Niger Delta region. Recent trends in violence have shown significant rise in conflict incidents and violent fatalities since February 2015. According to data formatted from the Peace Map, in April-June 2016 (Q2), the number of fatalities is at the highest point since the end of the 2009 militancy.
The Edo State government has entered into partnership with the World Bank, Ministry of Finance, as well as Ministry Budget and National Planning, to enable it efficiently execute its poverty reduction schemes.
The NAOC Green River Project coordinators say they will be investing more in agriculture Niger Delta region of Nigeria by increasing the area of coverage and creating a new Plant Propagation Centre in Delta State
As part of efforts to fight some killer disease, the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU)have joined forces to check open defecation and also boost water and sanitation in Niger Delta States of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers.