Civil Society Groups; Policy Alert, Campaign2015 and GRAPE Foundation have blamed the failure the Millennium Development Goals on the insincerity of government at all levels.
They said this at a forum held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom with the theme ‘Localising Sustainable Development Goals.’
Assessing the implementation of the MDGS in Nigeria, the groups observed that the delay in kick-starting the MDGS was a setback on implementation, hence, they call for early implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The groups blamed civil society, media and other stakeholders for not paying enough attention to localising the MDGs in their respective states.
The raised eyebrow at government’s exclusion of civil society in the past saying that such groups are indispensable in the actualisation of the goals.
They charged other civil society groups to serve as watchdogs in measuring, monitoring and reporting the implementation processes.