Os­in­bajo in­au­gu­rates pres­i­den­tial coun­cil on SDGs

Weekly Trust - - News - Isi­aka Wak­ili

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo yes­ter­day at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja in­au­gu­rated the Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil on Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals (SDGs). The vice pres­i­dent said achiev­ing the goals would help the coun­try re­duce poverty and un­em­ploy­ment.

He said the coun­cil would pro­vide pol­icy di­rec­tion for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the SDGs as its work would be cru­cial for re­source mo­bi­liza­tion, pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of in­ter­ven­tions and pe­ri­odic assess­ment.

Os­in­bajo stated that the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the SDGs was an in­te­gral part of the govern­ment’s Eco­nomic Re­cov­ery and Growth Plan.

He said progress on the goals would re­duce ma­ter­nal and child mor­tal­ity as well as the num­ber of out-of-school chil­dren.

“Suc­cess with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the SDGs will have an im­pact on our cities, and on the qual­ity of the lives of those who live within them,” he said.

Os­in­bajo, who noted that achiev­ing the SDGs would mark a quan­tum so­cio-eco­nomic leap for Nige­ria, said: “Fail­ure to achieve the SDGs will have ex­po­nen­tial im­pli­ca­tion on our gen­er­a­tion and for those yet un­born.”

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