LASG pledges support for LASU SDGs club

The Lagos State Government has expressed optimism that the newly-inaugurated Lagos State University Sustainable Development Goals Youth Club will drive development beyond varsities.

The Permanent Secretary, Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Abosede George, said this at the inauguration and induction of some university students into the club, saying it was aimed at achieving a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous society in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. PLUS Agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

George, while delivering a keynote address at the ceremony held at the Ojo campus of the school, expressed the desire of the government to nurture leaders who would carry the torch forward and build upon the foundations laid by the Sanwo-Olu administration for a sustainable future.

George said, “Given the urgency needed to increase action and intensify collective efforts towards the actualisation of the 2030 Agenda, the birth of the Lagos State University SDGs Youth Club signals a new era of active citizen participation and collaboration in driving sustainable development within and beyond the university environment.”

In her remarks, the Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, expressed her appreciation to the Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment for the overwhelming support the school had received in the build-up to the establishment of LASU SDG Club, pledging the institution’s commitment to the attainment of the goals through creativity, research, and innovation.

Earlier in his goodwill message, the United Nations Residence and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Mathias Schmale, pointed out that the challenges faced by Nigeria were enormous, ranging from multidimensional poverty to flooding issues, terrorism, and banditry, advising that tapping the potential of the youth was a short way to overcome these challenges.

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