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FG targets $10 billion to fund SDGs annually



Mrs Adegoke Orelope Adefulire

The Federal Government has stated that the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria will require $10 billion annually as funding.

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adegoke Orelope-Adefulire, made this disclosure at the ongoing National Economic Summit in Abuja on Tuesday.

While speaking on the topic “Half Point to 2030: Rethinking the Strategy Towards Achieving the SDGs,”, she noted that the government needs to first implement the Addis Ababa Agenda which is hinged on financing the SDGs.

According to the special adviser, both the federal government and the sub-national government do not have enough funds to finance the goals of SDGs annually, noting that the government needs to seek additional funds from other sources.

On his part, the representative of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Nonso Obikili stressed the need to leverage technology to improve services.

He expounded on the fact that sub-national entities have initiated partnerships with the Federal Government to streamline their data, making use of digital tools in the endeavour.

According to him, adopting this method could result in a more transparent and effortlessly executed implementation of the SDGs.