ECHOES FROM THE NIGERIA OF OUR DREAM AN SDG PERSPECTIVE.
Though the celebration of Nigerian independence marked every 1'st of October has come and gone, echoes from it's celebration cannot be forgotten.
From Chioma (Abuja)
Though the celebration of Nigerian independence marked every 1'st of October has come and gone, echoes from it's celebration cannot be forgotten. Five schools from Fct Abuja took part in the celebration organised by Mrs Nkeiruka Celine Okoro at the federal ministry of education conference Hall. In her key note speech, she itemized the qualities of the Nigeria of her dream which included that where rule of law is obeyed, the Nigeria which is not divided on ethnic/religious lines, A Nigeria where basic infrastructure s are working. This is is line with the SDG alerts, which is a working group that takes the goals down to the schools. She said all hands should be on deck to make sure that the goals are realized come the year 2030. She said out of the 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators, no one should be left out, she said if all hands are on deck the Nigeria of our dream will be achieved. The principal of Apo secondary school pledged to support the SDG programme in his school by taking actions with his teachers and students. Students from the invited schools, took turns to plead with Government, parents and stake holders to support quality education, and prevent students from drug abuse through advocacy and good parenting habits. In an interview with Mrs Nkeiruka the convener, she said 20years of uninterrupted democracy is enough for us to have good leadership, and it's time to hold our leaders accountable.