The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured the United Nations that Nigeria will engage the service of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) top officials to facilitate the implementation of SDGs 2030 at the grassroots. (Loan)
According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari gave the assurance at the virtual inaugural SDGs Moment, organized by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. (Loan)
Buhari also provided an update on SDG progress in Nigeria, setting out Nigeria’s vision for the next decade in fighting poverty, combating illicit financial flows and ensuring economic recovery amidst the Covid19 pandemic.
“Our National Assembly has established Committees on SDGs. The NYSC scheme is also ensuring that Nigerian graduates actively take part in SDGs implementation processes by serving as SDGs champions at the grassroots. Loan
“Going forward, we will invigorate the Goal achievement process at the grassroots by engaging the services of the 17 SDGs Ambassadors we appointed to support our efforts at the national level. “We will also encourage more sub-national authorities to appoint and train SDGs Champions.”
Re-affirming Nigeria’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other Internationally Agreed Development Goals, the President told the meeting that anti-corruption institutions have been strengthened to enable the administration to effectively combat illicit financial flows and recovery proceeds. (Loan)