By Ismaila Chafe
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Ms Amina Mohammed, behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed told journalists after the meeting that said led a UN team to the villa to discuss the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and to see how Nigeria could be supported, especially in regards to women development.
She urged the Federal Government to double its investment in the development of women for the promotion of peace in the country.
She stressed the need for the government to begin to put women at the centre of its affairs, so as to achieve the desire of promoting women development.
“I’m honoured to be leading a delegation with the focus on peace and development of women.
“It is an exciting time to be here because really, we are talking about the implementation of Agenda 2030 but also 2063 and for us, it’s about how do we support Nigeria.
“We know that there are many lessons that have been learnt and there are challenges that we have but we have some successes from the North-East all the way to the South.
“We want to make sure that we do more so that we can see the scale of this, particularly from the women at the centre
“In our discussion with the acting President, it has been about how to increase investments in women, peace and development, to ensure that women are a central part of what we do.’’
The UN deputy scribe, who served as Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment before her current position in the world organisation, expressed the hope that women would continue to occupy their rightful position in order to ensure speedy development of the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the AU Agenda 2063 is “a Shared Strategic Framework for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development”.
It emphasises the importance of rekindling the passion for Pan-Africanism, a sense of unity, self-reliance, integration and solidarity that was a highlight of the triumphs of the 20th century.
African Agenda 2063 and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity for Africa to achieve inclusive, transformation and sustainable development, aspirations that are urgent in order to put the continent on a sustainable development path. (NAN)