Uzodinma, 16 different governors bag 2020 SDGs champions
By Perpetua Onuegbu
Abuja, Sept. 29, 2020 Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo state and 16 different governors have been awarded greatest performing governors in 2020 by the Worldwide Affiliation of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA), on Sustainable Growth Targets.
The award is in commemoration of the Worldwide Peace Day, United Nations –Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs) fifth Anniversary held in Abuja on Tuesday.
IAWPA, is a global Civil Society Organisation, which yearly offers accounts on sustainable growth to the United Nations (UN) and holds leaders of assorted positions accountable as regards sustainable growth put in place of their states.
Mr Emmanuel Nkweke, Worldwide Spokesperson of the affiliation, stated no growth may happen within the absence of peace, including that peace is the tripod on which growth rides.
“You can’t have peace within the absence of justice, you should be simply sufficient to draw peaceable disposition.
“In Nigeria we don’t want highly effective individuals what we’d like is robust establishments that can ship dividends of democracy with out worry.
“The SDGs seems to be bodily separated however in actual phrases they’re structurally built-in one results in one other.
“Every of the governors that’s awarded right this moment has one factor or the opposite he has achieved underneath the SDGs.
“Mr Dave Umahi was the general better of all of the governors as a result of the state produced an electrical tricycle, that doesn’t use gas.
“Which means the state is contributing to cut back what is named the inexperienced home emission making the ambiance extra environmentally pleasant.
“Sen. Hope Uzodinma however has ensured that the modular refinery within the state is over 90 per cent completion.
“So, you’ll find that every of the governors awarded right this moment has carried out properly in a single SDG aim or the opposite,” he stated.
Nkweke stated the award was given to the governors to encourage and propel them to do extra for humanity and the society whereas constructing an environment of peace that engenders progress.
Sen. Hope Uzodinma, who was additionally awarded the ‘Most Pleasant SDGs Governor for yr 2020’, stated there may solely be progress and growth when there was shared prosperity.
Uzodinma was represented on the occasion by Mr Jimmy Imo, Particular Assistant and Imo state Liason Officer for the FCT.
He stated he believes in reconstruction, rehabilitation and rebuilding of the state whereas selling peace and unity.
On his half Mr Per Stafsen, the world president of IAWPA known as on the federal government of Nigeria to make sure that the insecurity within the Northern a part of the nation was resolved to boost peace and growth.
He known as on all of the awardees to do extra for his or her individuals, including that they need to do extra to advertise peace and unity amongst their communities.
Prof. Chidi Ehiriodo, Worldwide Director, IAWPA, stated subsequent authorities should attempt to enhance on regardless of the earlier authorities did, including that each one fingers should be on deck and no person should be left behind.
“We shouldn’t be static as people, we must always embrace the SDGs, as people, households, communities if we should develop.
Naija247news stories that a number of the governors awarded are, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, Gov. Darius-Ishaku of Taraba, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos amongst others.