The National Youth Council of Nigeria kwara State Chapter has charged the nation’s youth to key in 100% to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The chairman of NYCN kwara state chapter Comrade Kazeem Adekanye in a chat with newsmen in commemoration of the international peace day, which is celebrated worldwide on September 21 of each year, charged the youths of the state to take up the challenge towards the attachment of the 17 SDGs goals, which will help guarantee an egalitarian society for all based on equity, equality and justice regardless of one’s status, background or any other societal differentials.
SDG as a day devoted to strengthening the ideas of peace, both within and among all nations and people.
Had this year’s theme ‘The sustainable development goals’ building blocks for peace’.
Adekanye said “the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015.
The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years. It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all” he added.
While enjoining the youths to eschew vices and embrace promotion of peace, also advised the youth to key into the numerous laudable empowerment programmes of the Kwara state government, with the aim of contributing there quota to the development of the state.
“Let us all work together to help all humanity achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind, especially in the fight towards banishing poverty from the state” he stressed.
Speaking in the same vein, Comrade Bamikole Oladele Babs described the day as a landmark date which must be promoted by all and sundry, adding that the world and human activities is useless without peace.
He said “Sustainability addresses the fundamental needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Modern challenges of poverty, hunger, diminishing natural resources, water scarcity, social inequality, environmental degradation, diseases, corruption, racism and xenophobia, among others, pose challenges for peace and create fertile grounds for conflict. ..
…”Sustainable development contributes decisively to dissipation and elimination of these causes of conflict and provides the foundation for a lasting peace.
Peace, meanwhile, reinforces the conditions for sustainable development and liberates the resources needed for societies to develop and prosper” he emphasised. Signed: Comrade Bamikole Oladele Babs Director of Media&Publicity NYCN Kwara State Chapter.