President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says reducing extreme poverty and hunger, is one of the cardinal objectives of his administration.

The president stated this in a keynote address at the Nigeria high level side event, on ‘SDG Integration – Bridging the Policy Planning – Budgeting Gap for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.’
In a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Buhari reiterated Nigeria’s developmental priorities.

The side event was held on the margins of the 74thSession of the UN General Assembly UNGA74 in New York.
According to the president, through NSIP, the administration is tackling and addressing the root causes of poverty in all its manifestations.

Buhari also spoke on the need to overcome ad hoc planning for the SDGs.
He explained that it was government’s genuine desire for scientific planning and implementation of the SDGs that made Nigeria to commence the process of domestication and customisation of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model in 2017.

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