- It is with relief that we note the restoration of the need for sustainable development back on the front burner.
THE Sustainable Development Goals should be at the heart of Nigeria’s economic planning. For the country of unfulfilled expectations has for long exemplified a nineteen sixties depiction of “growth without development”, “ False Starts” as well as the “Development Of Underdevelopment”.
Striving to attain the goals of sustainable development is also a way of providing at least a resemblance of a for a long time illusory dividends of democracy.
Kudos to the federal government for walking the talk by facilitating the funds for the projects commissioned under the SDG’s in the state of Osun on Wednesday.
It is with relief that we appreciate the restoration of the need for sustainable development back on the front burner.
A myriad of projects under the initiative of the Sustainable Development Goals were initiated in the State of Osun on Wednesday, the 29th of June, 2022
The projects, worth over a billion NAIRA, were facilitated by the State Government and financed by the Federal Government through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP) headed by H.E Princess Adejoke Adefulire.
The projects include 1000 Capacity Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Dagbolu, Osogbo; 200-bed abused women transit home; Type A Skill Acquisition Centre and 80-Bed Mother & Child/ Multipurpose Hospital all in Iragbiji, Osun State.
The 1000 Capacity Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Dagbolu, Osogbo was handled by Dedicom International Associates Limited as the Project consultants.
Representative of Dedicom, Mr Mojeed Jamiu, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals OSSAP, H.E Princess Adejoke Adefulire on the successful execution of the project.
Jamiu congratulated the host community and commended them for providing the enabling environment and support which enabled the project to be delivered on time and within the specified timeframe.
The projects, according to the Governor, were initiated and completed in line with the development and empowerment agenda of the administration.
The Skill Acquisition Centre as shown in the pictures below are equipped with training tools and equipment for artisans, tailors, fashion designers, Computer Technicians, bricklayers, plumbers, barbers and welders.
Two 250 sewing machines, 100 computer sets, 50 HP colour printers, 20 sets of hair dressing equipment and other accessories are ready for takeoff at the Skills acquisition centre, Dagbolu, Osogbo.
The 200-bed abused women transit home has a transit home equipped with a 100-capacity canteen and Type Skill acquisition centre where they could be trained in several vocations and crafts while not being idle at the Centre.
The centre, specifically built for abused women has facilities for a Skill Acquisition centre equipped with training tools and equipment for tailors, fashion designers, computer technicians, barbers and cosmetologists.
Youth and Women empowerment and skill acquisition remains a critical pillar in the agenda of the administration.
The government of President Mohammadu Buhari, who approved the projects for Osun State received great commendations from those at the event.
Speaking at the ceremony, Princess Adefulire commended the State Government for providing the enabling environment for the successful execution and completion of the projects in the state.
According to her, the Good people of Osun state should appreciate the efforts of both President Buhari and Governor Oyetola who both fought relentlessly to ensure that the four projects were delivered on time.
All the projects are 100 per cent completed, equipped and ready to use.
The life-changing projects are expected to provide thousands of job opportunities for the people of Osun while lifting many of them out of poverty as well.
The Mother and Child Hospital in Iragbiji, the Governor’s home, will assist in reducing infant, mother and child mortality rates as well as cut down on deaths associated with child birth.