Attaining SDGs Requires FG, States Partnership – THISDAYLIVE

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Olusegun Samuel in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has identified collaboration between the federal and state governments as the panacea to attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Diri stated this yesterday at the inauguration of a 100-bed mother and child hospital built through a partnership between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs and the state’s SDGs office at Azikoro Town, Yenagoa.

He noted that neither the federal nor state governments could function in isolation without the support of the other, and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the health facility in the state.

The governor said that the project, which is named Dr. Aisha Buhari Mother and Child Hospital, would address infant and maternal mortality.

He explained that although the state had a similar facility, it had to be converted to a COVID-19 centre at the height of the…



Source: Thisday Newspaper