FG, UN sign sustainable development cooperation framework

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The Federal Government and the United Nations have signed the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 aimed at assisting Nigeria to achieve developmental objectives of ensuring inclusiveness, sustainability and accountability.

While signing the document at the UN House in Abuja, the UN Resident Coordinator, Matthias Schmale, explained that the framework will further enable the federal government to take about 35 million Nigerians out of poverty by the year 2025.

He added that it will also create over 2.5 million developmental opportunities for Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, noted that the framework is in line with the Federal Government’s National Development Plan 2021-2025.

While decrying the lack of development in the rural areas, Agba reiterated his comment on lack of even development at the state level, noting that over 90 percent of the activities by state governors are in the state capital, while 70 percent of rural areas are neglected by state governors, particularly in terms of education.

While stressing that he has no apology for his comment about the governors, he urged Nigerians to also hold the governors accountable.