…. Government devoted to achieving sustainable development in the state
The Government of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, say it is devoted to achieving sustainable development in the state by incorporating the 17 United Nations-Sustainable Development Goals into the 2016-2020 state development plan.
This disclosure was made by the Commissioner, Kaduna State Planning and Budget Commission, PBC, Thomas Gyang at the ongoing ‘Kaduna state Global week to act for the SDGs’ at Kaduna State University. Represented by Permanent Secretary, Mahmood Nuhu Yamusa, the Commisioner assured participants of inclusivity in a bid to work in tandem with the SDGs objectives.
Speaking at the event’s dialogue session titled ‘Youth Dialogue on sustainable growth’, Chief of Staff to Kaduna State Governor, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi said that the SDGs are designed to engender opportunities of leadership and development for society’s youth.
Represented by Special Assistant, Abdullahi Shagari, the chief of staff added that the state government was committed to generating opportunities for youth-led initiatives in the state.
The event was organized by the Kaduna State Planning and Budget commission SDGs project unit in collaboration with the Kaduna Chapter of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
Speaking exclusively to Invicta News, Co-ordinator, YALI Kaduna State, Jonah Yahaya and Kaduna State coordinator, SDG goals, PBC, Aisha Mohammed,PBC, emphasized the relevance of community sensitization, charging residents especially the youth, to invest in the vision in order to ensure a sustainable future for upcoming generations.
According to reports, in September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.