Nigeria’s Progress Key to Africa’s Development – UN

The United Nations (UN) says it is ready to collaborate with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.

The global body said it is of the conviction that the success or failure of Africa depends on Nigeria.

The UN, in a statement released by presidential spokesman, Stanley Nkwocha, said the progress of Nigeria translates to the development of Africa because if the country does not make it, there is no chance for any nation on the continent to make it.

UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Mohammed Fall, said in Abuja when he led a delegation from the UN system in Nigeria to visit Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Proposing a humanitarian response plan for Nigeria, Fall said, “If Nigeria doesn’t make it, there is no chance for any country to make it. If Nigeria lifts it here, not only our sub-region but the entire continent and the world at large will be on track for the SDGs.

“If we succeed in Nigeria today, the whole of the continent succeeds, but if we have challenges or difficulties to succeed in Nigeria, I am sure it is our entire continent that will be pulled down,” he maintained.

On the proposed Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria, Fall said, “The plan is beyond helping those who are in need but to set the ground for a transition towards medium and long-term development. We need to act now. It is the only way to sustain the successes recorded by the government and other partners to reduce vulnerability in society.”

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