The Federal Government has organized a stakeholder’s workshop to integrate the domestication of Sustainable Development Goals in the Country ahead of 2030 dateline.
The event was organized by office of the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals in Collaboration with Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the United Nations Development programme UNDP.
Sustainable Development Goals
With eleven years to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda, the Integrated SDGs policy is a simulation plans that would enable government agencies at the federal and state levels as well as private sector to interact on the proposed policies and strategies that would have a long term impact of attaining the SDGs from now to 2050.
Addressing participants at the event, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire explained that the event was to engaged various stakeholders at various levels to fastract the attainment and achievements of the goals.
She maintained that even though the level of funding was low, Nigeria was determined to achieve the goals.
Mrs. Adefulire called on the private sector to play a major role in achieving the SDGs in Nigeria.
The Representative of the United Nations United Nations Development programme in Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Yahya stressed that for Nigeria to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, it must invest on education, power and human development.
The Deputy country Representative of UNICEF in Nigeria Ms Pernille Ironside explained that some of the challenges facing Nigeria in achieving the goals include high rate of illiteracy, maternal Mortality and lack of access to clean water and sanitation.
She said UNICEF would continue to support Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Simon Harry of the National Bureau of Statistics pledged the commitment of the Bureau to ensure that accurate data was provided at every level to measure the achievements of SDGs in the country.
In their separate remarks, Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health, Education, Agriculture, Power, Works and Housing as well as Budget and National Planning pledged to work in line with the policies that would enable the Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030