OSSAP-SDGs COLLABORATES WITH THE EFCC TO ACHIEVE THE SDGS.
The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) is collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.
- In her remarks at the visit of some Senior EFCC Officials to the Office, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire said, Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals is the heart of the SDGs and needs to be strengthened to achieve it.
- Princess Adejoke said, the planet is meant for human being to enjoy the resources in it, adding that, we should make it a better place to live now and for future generations, hence, all hands must be on deck so as ‘No One is Left Behind’’.
- OSSAP-SDGs said, is working assiduously to partner with all stakeholders in order to get the buy in of all. She said, one of the main priority of the Office is to get the out – of – school children go back to school and become useful to themselves and the society, she appealed to all parent not to ignore sending their children to school emphasing that, education is the bedrock for development, ‘a well-trained child is an asset to all’’. She reiterated.
- She hoped that the collaboration with the EFCC will yield the desired results. She highlighted some of the activities of the Office stating that, OSSAP-SDGs in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and United Nations Development Project Published the Nigeria SDGs – Indicator Baseline Report in 2017 which according to her provides bench mark of the statistical information required for monitoring progress in the implementation of SDGs in Nigeria.
- She reiterated that, Nigerian Government has demonstrated strong commitment towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, also, institutional framework has been established both at the National and Sub-national levels so as to support the effective implementation of the SDGs.
- The SSAP-SDGs said, Nigeria was among the 47 Countries that Presented Voluntary National Review (UNR) on the implementation of the SDGs to the United Nations High – Level Political Forum held in July 2020, the report she said was developed as an evidence-based report through a ‘Whole – of – society’ approach involving all the segments of the society.
- Speaking earlier, the leader of the EFCC team, Mrs. Hadiza Gamawa Zubairu, who is the head, EFCC External Cooperation, congratulated the SSAP for the achievements recorded so far since her appointment. Mrs Gamawa said that, they came to seek partnerships with the Office. Stating that, collaboration between the two organizations would go a long way to enhance the attainment of Goals 16 and 17 of the SDGs in a seamless way as it would promote accountability, effectiveness, robust monitoring and evaluation in the process.
Signed: Janet McDickson
Head, Communications Unit. (SDGs)