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UN – Nigeria lacks behind in executing SDGs

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

Nigeria's SDG's slow progress has to be accelerated by more proactive action.

Talking about countries’ proactiveness in attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nigeria has been identified as lagging behind in executing plans towards reaching the SDGs, as stated by Matthias Schmale, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarians Coordinator. Schmale made this statement at a roundtable discussion with Nigeria’s political party leaders on the SDGs’ prospects in the country. Therefore, he strongly recommends that all political parties include a commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their respective frameworks.

Schmale pointed out that the slow progress Nigeria has achieved toward reaching SDG targets has to be accelerated by more proactive actions on the part of the government. As a result of the many transformational efforts that have been agreed upon, he added, we should expect to see a shift toward faster development that will build upon past accomplishments. Discussion at the round table concentrated on pinpointing the top obstacles impeding Nigeria from achieving the SDGs and learning which political parties have made them a priority.

Parties’ representatives claimed SDGs drive the preponderance of their plans.

Only Seven of the Eighteen political parties were represented in the round table discussion, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Action Congress (AAC), Young Progressives Party (YPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Boot Party (BP), and National Rescue Movement (NRM). Representatives from several parties claimed that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) drive the preponderance of their plans. Meanwhile, Agape Kramen, Head of Department, Foreign Chapter, PDP, emphasized the party’s commitment to tackling poverty, poor education, and rising youth participation in politics in Nigeria.

The proposed actions are commensurate with SDGs 1, 4, and 5. According to Kramen, Nigeria is a developing nation that has undergone system adjustments that have mostly failed. He reaffirmed, however, that the PDP is prepared to execute measures that correspond with every SDG objective, such as expanding access to basic healthcare and education throughout all of Nigeria’s local government areas and ending the country’s crippling poverty rate. Women’s empowerment is also a focus, with this section aiming to instill in them a healthy right sense of value.

It is encouraging that political parties are taking the SDG earnestly.

National Secretary of YPP Vidiyeno Bamaiyi has said that the party is prepared to cooperate on SDG 13, Climate Action. He claims that the YPP is one of the political parties that has given climate change issues a top priority and has provided thorough coverage of the issue. In addition, the YPP has been the only major political party to attend recent conferences on climate change. Moreover, he promised that if his party were elected, it would take action to combat climate change.

Furthermore, the UN Resident Coordinator also noted that the roundtable was a productive discourse that would benefit the country’s political parties in addition to the UN. He considered that it is encouraging that many political parties are taking the Sustainable Development Goals earnestly. The objective must be embraced, and it is most effective when reflected in parties’ manifestos not only in Nigeria but everywhere else. As a result of this effort toward inclusivity, every person in Nigeria would benefit greatly, he added.

Nigeria needs a more efficient way to generate funds.

With the parties’ claims to be on the course of achieving SDGs and boosting the economy, Schmale said this would eventually lift a number of Nigerians out of poverty. Therefore, he recommended that the political parties put their attention on increasing investments and reorganizing the economy. Schmale pointed out that although Nigeria is a rich nation, it requires a more efficient way to generate funds for governmental objectives. It’s also important to consider how this fund is currently being utilized and whether or not its influence may be magnified.


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AN-Toni
AN-Toni
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9 months ago

UN – Nigeria lacks behind in executing SDGs.Nigeria’s SDG’s slow progress has to be accelerated by more proactive action.Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

We really do lack a lot in the execution of the Sustainable development goals. We need to quickly start to implement them

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

Presently, Nigeria is pressed on every side to effectively executive the SDGs will take a little time. If the present challenges are not resolve I don’t think it will be easy to execute those goes.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

Nigeria’s SDG’s slow progress has to be accelerated by more proactive action. More need to be done

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
9 months ago

Our government really needs implore more proactive actions towards carrying out SDGs in the country and promote humanitarian rights.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

When we talk about how proactive countries are in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Nigeria has been highlighted as one of the countries that is falling behind in putting its plans into action to achieve the SDGs.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

When it comes to such kinds of things as SDGs,they experience slow growth in Nigeria couple with the security challenges affecting the country it is not surprising that Nigeria is lagging behind in the SDGs.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

We really need accelerate in implementing SDG any issue that might affect it should be resolved so we can executive SDG it need to be carried out fast

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

It’s hardly unexpected that Nigeria is falling short of the SDGs given the country’s slow progress on such matters and the security problems it’s facing.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

Each of the major political parties has incorporated a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its separate guiding documents.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
9 months ago

The government of Nigeria has to take more proactive measures in order to speed up the country’s already modest progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

The many transformational activities that have been agreed upon should lead to a move toward speedier development that would build upon previous successes.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is prepared to implement measures that correlate with every goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as increasing access to primary healthcare and education across all of Nigeria’s local governments.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
9 months ago

It is essential to take into account the manner in which this fund is being spent at the present time and determine whether or not its influence might be amplified.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

It is important for us to be aware that the empowerment of women is also a priority, and the goal of this part is to instill in women a healthy and correct sense of value.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
9 months ago

Rapid progress that builds on earlier achievements is expected as a result of the many transformational actions that have been discussed and agreed upon.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

Not just SDGs. Nigeria is lagging behind in executing plans towards reaching it goals. Its necessary transformational efforts are being put together to bring about a drift and development that towards achieving our goals and targets.

Last edited 9 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

It would take some time for Nigeria to effectively implement the SDGs despite the pressure it faces from all directions. I don’t think it will be possible to execute those goes if the current issues aren’t resolved.

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

The empowerment of women must also be a top focus, and this section aims to inculcate in women a positive and appropriate sense of their own worth.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

In order to implement the SDGs and advance humanitarian rights, our government needs to take more initiative.