Oyetola advocates collaboration to attain SDGs
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has called on government at all levels to partner corporate organisations for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals come 2030.
Speaking at Osun State University, Osogbo, during the official launch and international symposium on Global Affairs and Sustainable Development Institute, Oyetola who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji also called on other universities to join the universal agenda.
“For the nation to live up to expectations, it must produce a workable road map for this universal initiative, design and implement a local strategic plan, fix the economy and improve on the ongoing anti-corruption crusade.
“Achieving the core aspects of SMDGs – poverty reduction, education, health and environmental issues – has been a herculean challenge to developing nations, including Nigeria.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof Labode Popoola, opined that those in academia are not doing well in providing the needed leadership, the needed research data and the needed knowledge base to address issues bordering on the achievement of sustainability.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Acting Director, Global Affairs and Sustainable Development Institute, GASDI, Prof Victor Adetimirin said the institute is committed to the attainment of sustainable development.
He said, “our intellectual engagement at GASDI will be purposeful and goal-oriented; we commit ourselves to the banishment of poverty, the protection of our environment and improvement in livelihood, not on ad-hoc basis, but in a sustained manner.