In the Southwestern part of Nigeria, the Lagos State administration has worked with the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF), the International Labour Organization(ILO), and the World Food Programme to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
According to an official statement released by the state government on Monday, the partnership is in accordance with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s sustainability goal.
The United Nations Development Programme has selected the Lagos State Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment as the SDGs accelerator and innovation hub for South-Western States, and it will collaborate closely with the above-mentioned institutions to promote SDGs in the region.
Solape Hammond, the Special Adviser to the Governor on SDGs and Investment, described the project as “timely and insightful” while speaking during a workshop organized for crucial SDGs stakeholders at the Protea Hotel in Ikeja.
The statement quoted her as saying, “Committed and diverse community structure such as the Lagos Volunteer Corps, the SDGs Youth Alliance has been valuable to the social diversity endeavours of the State. These structures are further complemented by a series of meaningful partnerships the Office has established with NGOs, CSOs, Private Organisations and individuals to scale up solutions for key challenges”.