Minister restates commitment to completing SDGs projects in FCT
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has assured that the FCT Administration would intensify commitment to ensure continuity and sustainability of all ongoing Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, projects in the territory.
Aliyu gave the assurance at the opening ceremony of the National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, annual gender advocacy and sensitisation summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
The minister, who was represented by the Deputy Director in charge of gender, Mrs. Josephine Adigwe, noted that the SDGs programmes in FCT like every other parts of the country are aimed at bringing development to the people that are challenged, especially those in rural communities.
Aliyu who commended the leadership of NCWS, also called for a specialized dialogue between and among critical stakeholders at national and state levels to influence policy for effective implementation of SDGs across the 36 states and FCT.
She said that the FCT Administration was making efforts in ensuring that all the out of school children especially the girl-child was brought back to school with more investment in the education sector.
“The FCT Administration will intensify its passion and commitment across board to ensure continuity and sustainability of all ongoing SDGs projects in the territory.
“The SDGs programmes in FCT like every other part of the country are aimed at bringing development to the people that are challenged, especially those in rural communities”.
Also speaking, the National President of NCWS, Dr Gloria Shoda, said it was imperative for women to be part of the planning, implementation and monitoring of all schemes and strategies of the SDGs for the desired results in terms of gender balancing.