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Fayemi urges NGO to hold government accountable on implementation of SDGs


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Seye Joseph


The former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria has called on Civil Society Organisations to hold government accountable for effective implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.

Fayemi said this at the syndicate session of Excellence in Leadership Conference of Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos.

Governor Fayemi said that SDGs are the centerpiece of a development agenda planned to guide development between 2016 and 2030.

“This agenda envisages a world free from poverty and deprivation, and where the fundamental conditions for human prosperity—healthy ecosystems, a stable climate, and a clean environment—are safely maintained and it is expected to guide international organisations, the private sector, civil society, and governments in all countries and at all levels in the shared pursuit of a healthier world and a better tomorrow so civil society organisations must wake up to ensure that all the goals are being implemented and ensure that it reaches nooks of the country.”

He mentioned clear commitments, strong monitoring frameworks, and substantial high-level dialogues on follow-up measures are essential for ensuring government accountable in the implementation of the goals international agreements.

“These Indicators are important, because it is not only to monitor inputs—how much funding is provided—but also to monitor how funds are spent and how this contributes to concrete development outcomes”, he said.

He further said that the UN does not expect national governments to implement the SDGs on their own, but while the importance of engaging civil society is mentioned, little guidance is given for providing the structures for doing so that may be partially due to low awareness about the crucial role that civil society plays, including being at the front lines of working with citizens in achieving the SDGs every day.

The Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals is a build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.


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