FG solicits private sector investment on SDGs
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.