The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable
Development Goals (SSAP – SDGs) Princess Adejoke Orelope – Adefulire
has assured His Excellency, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya,
Executive Governor, Gombe State of her Office strong support and
partnership in some key areas of the Federal Government Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) especially in the areas of high quality
education, good primary health care, human capital development and
girl child development among others.

  1. She made this statement when His Excellency, Alhaji
    Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the Executive Governor of Gombe State
    paid her a courtesy visit on Tuesday 21 st July, 2020 in her office.
  2. The SSAP informed His Excellency, that the OSSAP – SDGs is
    working very hard to achieve the vision and mission of the Office and to
    ensure the implementation and achievements of the SDGs Agenda by
    2030 with the principle of “Leaving No One Behind.
  3. Highlighting some of the recent development in the Office, the
    SSAP – SDGs said Nigeria participated in the recent United Nations High
    Level Political Forum (HLPF) meeting virtually. Adding that, Nigeria
    through the OSSAP – SDGs focused on seven key issues of SDG 1- No
    Poverty, SDG 3- Good health and well-being, SDG 4- Quality Education,
    SDG 5- Gender Equality, SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth,
    SDG-16 Peace, Justice and strong Institutions and SDG-17 Partnerships.
    These, according to her are based on Nigerias current development objectives of President Muhamadu Buharis Administration.
  4. Princess Adejoke further stated that, despite the COVID 19

  5. Pandemic and it`s negative effect on the economy, it has directly or
    indirectly open the eyes of the Government to look inward of the
    economic diversification to generate revenue, pointing out that, Nigeria
    will gradually surmount all the problems adding that, OSSAP – SDGs has
    started the plan to launch another Voluntary National Review (VNR)
    report by 2022.
  6. However, the SSAP –SDGs said that, her Office is working with the
    Ministry of Labour and Productivity to see how women and girl child
    can be empowered, because women are the rock of every family, that
    the role of women can never be over emphased. Also, in the plan is to
    educate the women and empower them through skill development
    which if achieved will drastically reduce domestic violence in the homes
    and other social vices.
  7. The SSAP – SDGs re-affirmed her support to partner with His
    Excellency, the Executive Governor of Gombe State in achieving the
    SDGs in his state especially the three key areas of Education, Health and
    Human Capacity Building. She further commend the Governor for
    effective handling of Security challenges, and Almajiri`s problems in the
    state. She thanked him for the good work he is doing and further wish
    him all the best in governance.
  8. Speaking earlier, His Excellency, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa
    Yahaya, Executive Governor, Gombe State applauds the SSAP-SDGs for
    her achievements so far. He said, his visit is to see how best he can
    partner with OSSAP –SDGs especially in the areas of Human Capacity
    Development, Provision of High Quality Education, Good Primary
    Health Care and Girl Child Development.
  1. He said the State has recently registered about three hundred and
    twenty thousand (320,000) out – of – school children back to school,
    adding that most of them the Almajiri children were tested for COVID
    19 and those of them found positive were treated. He further said,
    efforts are on-going to make sure that all out-of-school children in the
    state are enrolled back to school and taken care of.
  2. The Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya said the effect of
    insecurity in the surrounding states of Yobe, Bornu, Adamawa and
    Taraba is taking its toll in the states infrastructural development. The
    Governor prayed that, the OSSAP – SDGs through its Conditional Grant
    Scheme (CGS) Intervention will come to their aid.