Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed optimism that poverty can be eradicated in Nigeria in 2030, as projected, with diligent prosecution of the Sustainable Development Goal’s policy.
Dr. Fayemi said the state would continue to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) vision of ensuring that poverty is banished across the developing nations, especially Nigeria, in 2030.
The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, spoke in Ado Ekiti on Saturday during an event commemorating the 2019 International Youth Day.
Fayemi urged the youths to develop themselves intellectually and skillfully, to be able to compete with their global contemporaries, since the world is now a “global village”.
He said : “The essence of the SDGs is to eradicate poverty globally and make the world a better place to live for everyone by 2030.
“Throughout the world, there is a new order that recognises the skills of young people, a new order that believes society must be devoid of poverty and diseases, a new order that believes people must live well, a world free of pollution and how do we get there?
“Governor Fayemi knew that any order that fails to empower the youths with leadership is bound to fail. The present government is ready to empower you, because you are our future.
“So, let your impacts be felt in your respective communities, because development starts from the grassroots. The SDGs goal is to eradicate poverty before 2030, this can be attained with partnerhips among relevant stakehokders “, he stated.
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