Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has predicted that by 2030, poverty would have been eradicated from Nigeria. He based his assertion on the projected prosecution of the policy of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The governor made his prediction known during the 2019 International Youth Day event which held in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday. Though he wasn't at the event in person, his words were conveyed through his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, in a statement.
The statement read: “The essence of the SDGs is to eradicate poverty globally and make the world a better place to live for everyone by 2030.
“Throughout the world, there is a new order that recognizes the skills of young people, a new order that believes society must be devoid of poverty and diseases, a new order that believes people must live well, a world free of pollution and how do we get there?
“Governor Fayemi knew that any order that fails to empower the youths with leadership is bound to fail. The present government is ready to empower you because you are our future.
“So, let your impacts be felt in your respective communities because development starts from the grassroots. The SDG’s goal is to eradicate poverty before 2030, this can be attained with partnerships among relevant stakeholders.”
Dr. Fayemi assured the state that his administration would continue to support the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of ensuring that poverty is banished from Nigeria by 2030. He, therefore, urged the youths to support the eradication of poverty by developing themselves intellectually and skillfully, to enable them compete with their global adversaries, adding that the world is now a “global village”.
The governor’s wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, who was in attendance also backed her husband, saying the youths being leaders of today must be focused, visionary and engaged in productive activities for them to succeed in life. Mrs. Fayemi also endorsed the SDG development policy, saying the youths must claim ownership of the SDF so as to be able to have a strong community impact on the country.