‘Nigeria Has Defined Pathway for Attainment of SDGs’

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Abimbola Akosile

Nigeria has a clearly-defined path towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda by the target date of 2030, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has asserted.

The presidential aide made this disclosure while presenting Nigeria’s Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, at the ongoing United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York, USA.

She, however, added that strong commitment and collaboration of all stakeholders was necessary if the quest to bequeath to the “people a desired future in which no one is left behind” as stated in the SDGs agenda is to be achieved.

“I wish to reaffirm that Nigeria has clearly defined her path to the 2030 Agenda. We count on the strong patriotism and goodwill of the citizenry, the commitment of the stakeholders as well as the support from the global fraternity of nations to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind,” the presidential aide said.

Orelope-Adefulire noted that following the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Nigeria has made significant progress in mainstreaming the SDGs into her national development plan.