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Politicians tasked with prioritizing SDG campaigns

Politicians were urged to prioritize their agenda on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure inclusiveness.

Connected Development (CODE) founder Hamzat Lawal made the call at an event to mark this year’s Global Week campaign on Act4SDG, tagged #FlipTheScript, in Abuja.

He said the political atmosphere presents a unique opportunity to turn the tide and as such politicians should ensure that the SDGs are at the center of their campaigns.

The Executive Director of Dean Initiative, Mr. Semiye Michael, expressed his dissatisfaction with the slow progress of the SDGs in the country and called on the federal government to pick up the pace and hold officials accountable for every action.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and make so that by 2030 everyone will enjoy peace and prosperity.

Reporting by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Hadiza Abdulrahman