FG so­lic­its pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment on SDGs

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chris Agabi

The pri­vate sec­tor has been urged to in­vest in the 17 Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) to aid gov­ern­ment’s in­ter­ven­tions.

Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on SDGs, Mrs. Ade­joke Ore­lope-Ade­fulire, made the call yes­ter­day in Abuja at a de­vel­op­ment fo­rum hosted by Sa­hara Group and the United Na­tions.

“We are fo­cused on the tran­si­tion from the Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals to Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs). We had eight goals un­der the MDGs but now we have 17 un­der the SDGs and 169 tar­gets. This is am­bi­tious and for us to achieve it, we need sup­port from the pri­vate sec­tor, academia and civil so­ci­ety. The slo­gan is not to leave any­body be­hind. We need pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion more than ever be­fore.

“We couldn’t achieve all the MDGs be­cause we started some six years be­hind sched­ule. But the un­fin­ished jobs in the MDGs have been moved to the SDGs and we will strive to achieve them. We have eco­nomic chal­lenges but if we get part­ners, we will achieve sig­nif­i­cantly. So, we are work­ing with de­vel­op­ment part­ners,” she said.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor and Co-Founder, Sa­hara Group, Tonye Cole, said Sa­hara En­ergy was elected among the 100 com­pa­nies to help drive the SDGs in Nige­ria.

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