Presidency on Thursday said it would soon start high level sensitisation, advocacy and mobilisation of stakeholders for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs in Nigeria.
This was contained in a goodwill message delivered by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princes Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire at the All African Parliamentary Conference on the SDGs in Abuja.
Orelope-Adefulire also noted that part of the activities lined up for the implementation of SDGs include: development of communication strategy for the SDGs, strengthening of institutional framework, arrangements for the public launch of the SDGs at the national and state levels and forming partnerships with key stakeholders.
The SSA restated that Nigeria had recorded appreciable progress in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, particularly in the areas of universal primary enrolment and gender parity in education.
She informed the delegation that Nigeria was also declared polio free and removed from the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organization in September, 2015.
While saying that Nigeria made appreciable progress in the implementation of the MDGs, she observed that a lot of grounds still need to be covered.
In his goodwill message, the Speaker, Parliament of Ghana, Hon Edward Doe Adjaho called on the body of African Parliament to work assiduously to ensure that the SDGs succeeds by their oversight responsibilities.
Adjaho said there was need to deepen corporation by way of passing the right legislations.
The two day conference was declared opened by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Yusuf Lasun.
It would be recalled that the MDGs ran on eight goals; the SDGs has 17 goals and 169 indicators.

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