Nigeria’s SDG Office to Include Ageing Population in Development Plan


The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals Nigeria (OSSAP-SDGs) has revealed that it is working with relevant stakeholders to include the ageing population in the SDGs plan. Head of Sectors, OSSAP-SDGs, Mr. Jenefaa Gillis-Harry, said that the office was working with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and some NGOs in the ageing sector to achieve the feat.

According to him, the office is in the process of formally launching the SDGs in the country. He, however, said that a lot of activities have already been initiated in the implementation of the SDGs.
The official explained that in every journey, one must know where one is starting from, explaining that the baseline is to enable the country know its status in data gathering and processing. He also said that stakeholders would have the opportunity for concise monitoring and evidence-based results at the end of the implementation of the goals.

NAN reports that SDGs, comprising 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators was launched and adopted by the 193 Heads of Governments including Nigeria in Sept. 2015.
The SDGs is a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to foster inclusive development while addressing the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable development.


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