The Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals OSSAP-SDGs) is partnering with the Government of Denmark to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This was the outcome of a bilateral meeting between the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and the Ambassador of Denmark to Nigeria, Ambassador Jesper Kamp in her (SSAP) Office recently in Abuja.
The SSAP stated that, as a way of garnering support and augmenting Federal Government’s efforts to achieve the SDGs, her Office is partnering with Development partners, Private Sector Organizations and other key stakeholders.
She noted that, Government alone cannot achieve much in issues of developing the country, hence, the need to partner and collaborate with development partners.
She emphasized that, with the enormous socio-economic challenges facing especially the crises ridden North-Eastern part of the country, there is every reason to partner and support the efforts of the Federal Government to enable out-of-school children be enrolled in schools.
Mrs. Adefulire pointed out that, her Office interventions focus, was on education and health sectors, hence the priority on renovation and construction of schools and Maternal and Child Care clinics and hospitals to achieve goals 3 and 4 of the SDGs. She called on the partners to give more support in these areas.
She noted that, the launch of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (iSDGs) model by President Muhammadu Buhari recently in New York, during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly has given a guide to all stakeholders as to the implementation of the Global Agenda.
Earlier in his remarks, the Danish Ambassador said his visit was to discuss ways of collaborating with the Nigerian Government through OSSAP-SDGs, and play a supporting role to ensure the attainment of the SDGs in Nigeria.
Signed: Janet McDickson
Head, Communications Unit.