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FG Spits Fire On SDGs Project Implementation


Ebitonye Akpodigha

Those who specialise in carrying out all forms of irregularities in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) projects in the country have been warned to desist from such or risk the wrath of the Federal Government.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this declaration on Thursday in Abuja, during a presentation of a task team implementation meeting on SDGs.

He said this became necessary due to the current economic recession, which demands judicious use of available resources.

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Mr Adamu explained that the meeting was convened to review the implementation of SDGs in line with identified objectives.

“Consequently, all projects executed by the Federal Ministry of Education will henceforth be subjected to rigorous monitoring at different stages,” he said.

He further disclosed that the SDGs interventions in unity schools were geared towards addressing infrastructure decay, saying that such interventions should be by way of provision of VIP toilets, bathrooms, piping of water to hostels, among others.

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The SDGs Secretary of Programmes, Waziri Laminu, who represented the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, said the meeting was timely as the nation commenced the implementation of the programme which would end in 2030.

At the occasion, Programme Coordinator of SDGs in the Ministry of Education, Hajia Khadijat Liman, said the Federal Government spent N150.8 billion on various education projects across the country under the Millennium Development Goals between 2006 and 2015.

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She listed the various interventions on education under the MDGs, which transited to SDGs in December 2015, to include training of teachers, release of N1 billion to tackle mass illiteracy, construction of toilets/boreholes in unity schools, among others.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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