NGO Commends SDGs Over Social Interventions, Asks Critics To Verify Reports.

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A non- governmental organization, The Reformer, has commended the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire over her giant achievements in all the 17 goals of the program in Nigeria.

The commendation according to the spokesman of the NGO, Abdulrauf Akpa became neccessary in view of fictitious alarm by some nay sayers against the success recorded by the agency in the last six years.

He said gone were the days when SDGs projects from provision of boreholes, building of hospitals, schools and other goals of the international organization existed only on the newspapers with nothing to show, saying the recent activities of some detractors showed the agency is working tirelessly in Nigeria.


He lauded the interventions in the health sector through building of special centres, provision of drugs and hospital equipment at this critical period of endless COVID-19.

Akpa also expressed concern on brisk intervention in educational sector with building of schools, provision of boreholes , laboratory equipment, computers that will discourage ‘out of school’ of our children.

He urged the monitoring department of the agency to redouble efforts to sustain the tempo, to avoid contractors abandoning projects of the agency.

‘The recent allegations of diversion of N1Billion solar street lights project in Adamawa and N134M in Bwari had given alot of credence and clean slate to the current managers of SDGs under Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire as the SSA.’

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‘Having discovered and botched the cartel of diverting funds meant for projects, the detractors had devised another means to tarnish the hard earned image of the handlers, stating the obvious that it is another opportunity to prove the transparent and accountable leadership in SDGs.’ He said.

He lauded the approach being adopted towardxs the 2020-2030 decade of action ,stating that Nigeria is determined to meeting these goals towards the given period.

Akpa urges the leadership of SDGs to sustain the provision of social services, economic intervention among many others.

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