Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on the SDGs and the work of OSSAP-SDGs

OSSAP-SDGs is a Programmes office with both horizontal and vertical intergovernmental coordination on the implementation of the SDGs. At the horizontal level, we have SDG Desk Officers in all the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Vertically, we have SDG Focal Persons in each of the 36 states and the FCT who coordinate the SDGs at the state level.

We also work with partners including development partners, private sector and civil society to strengthen the SDGs implementation in Nigeria.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of interrelated developmental goals that require a whole-of-society approach. This means that they are not government’s responsibility alone, as everyone has a role to play to help meet these ambitious goals. Together with the United Nations System and development partners, private sector, civil society, media, academia; we can all contribute by localising the SDGs in our communities for wide scale impact.

Send your official correspondence in sufficient detail, in hard copy to:

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs
Federal Secretariat Phase II
Shehu Shagari Way

OSSAP-SDGs would need to identify the best fit for your work depending on scope, context and other factors; and then where applicable, link you with the corresponding unit or partner.

OSSAP-SDGS is not an implementing office, but rather a coordinating office. We are able to direct you to an appropriate partner or agency, where applicable.

You can report an uncompleted project by writing officially to the Office or filling out this form.

State Governments apply on a demand-driven basis through their Chief Executives.

OSSAP-SDGs does not directly recruit personnel as this is handled through the Federal Civil Service, on a needs basis.

Beware of fraudulent recruitment notices/adverts!

You may check with the Governor’s Office in your state.

OSSAP-SDGs reports on the implementation of Nigeria’s priority SDGs at the UN High-Level Political Forum every couple of years. This information can be found in our Voluntary National Reviews under Resources.

For specific data on each of the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and 230 indicators, can be sourced directly through the National Bureau of Statistics.

Send your official correspondence in writing to OSSAP-SDGs requesting to join the CSOSG-SDGs and your request will be routed accordingly.

Beware of Scams!

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We don’t solicit funds for initiatives or job applications. Report suspicious activities to our official contacts on this website.

OSSAP SDGs has zero tolerance for scam, fraud and corruption!