- Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state believes that Nigeria can eradicate poverty in 2030 if it follows the policies of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)
- Fayemi notes that the world is constantly becoming aware of the relevance of youths in each society
- The governor advises youths to always show their capabilities and abilities
The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has reportedly said Nigeria can end poverty in 2030, just 11 years away, if the country diligently implements the policies enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
The Nation reports that Fayemi said his state will continue to support the SDG vision of making sure that poverty is eradicated across the developing nations, especially Nigeria, in 2030.
Represented by his Chief of Staff (CoS), Biodun Omoleye, Fayemi said in Ado Ekiti during an event commemorating the 2019 international youth day: “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?”
The governor said he knew that any order that fails to empower the youths with leadership is bound to fail.
Noting that the present government was ready to empower the youth being the future of the country, Fayemi added: “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 partnerships among relevant stakeholders.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Fayemi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), recently declared that the country's democracy had more positive than negative.
Fayemi said although the nation has not attained the best of heights, it has recorded a significant improvement.
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