The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has appreciated the Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD), for her appointment as United Nations Sustainable Development Champion and invitation to attend the political forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in New York.
Mrs. Abiodun stated this at Iperu, during a courtesy call on her by the leadership of CSCSD, seeking her support in mobilising multi-stakeholders partnership, for SDGs’ implementation in Ogun State, at the sub-national level.
Mrs. Abiodun, while accepting the appointment, pledged her commitment to participate in the forum, which she said, would assist her in pushing global agenda for local adaptation, urging the coalition to keep up the good work and come up with a quality idea to support the new administration in the State.
The Coordinator, CSCSD, MS Moji Akinsanya, revealed that Mrs. Abiodun and the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, would be formally decorated at the Second International Stakeholders’ Conference on SDGs, which would be hosted by Ogun State, between October 28 and November 1, 2019.
Ms Akinsanya, disclosed that, as SDGs’ champion, the Wife of the Governor would be expected to establish a pet project that would drive one or more of the seventeen SDGs, provide voluntary support, participate in SDG Walk, at both local and national, as well as, international media endorsement.
The CSCSD team commended the recent hosting of 2019 celebration of International Widows’ Day, which empowered more than one thousand widows, saying it was a positive demonstration of Mrs. Abiodun’s commitment to improving the lot of the vulnerable.