From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Office of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) has developed a three year action plan and pledged to consider the inputs of stakeholders in the implementation of its projects.
The Director General and Focal Person of SDGs in the state, Honourable Maryam Garba Bagel stated this at the opening ceremony of a 2 day workshop on the SDG’s 3 Year Strategic Development Plan held in Bauchi.
Maryam said the workshop was organized in order to get the inputs of the participants so as to assist the state to meet the SDGs goals.
She said, the workshop will also afford her the opportunity to orient the participants on the activities of SDGs not only on implementation but tracking intervention based on the goals to achieve the desired objectives both in the public and private sectors.
“ We are developing a 3 Year Strategic Development Plan on SDGs for the entire state, so we need the inputs of the participants that will assist our state to meet the SDGs goals.”
“ This workshop bring relevant partners together from Civil Society Organizations, Non Governmental Organizations and Desk Officers from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.”
The Director General appealed to stakeholders to give their maximum support towards achieving the objectives of organizing the workshop by deliberating on critical issues.
Stakeholders at the workshop reaffirmed their readiness to work with the Bauchi Office of the SDGs to achieve the goals of SDGs especially goals 3.
They applauded Bauchi SDGs’ office for inviting key stakeholders to deliberate on the 3 Year Strategic Development Plan describing it as the first of its kind in the state.
The participants suggested for involvement of private sector in the monitoring of SDG’s projects as it will go along way towards achieving the desired objectives.