Osun Govt to partner Uniosun on sustainable development goals

Osun State government has finalized plans to partner with University of Osun state,UNIOSUN to deliver the United Nations 17 world development goals called Sustainable Development Goals to the people of Osun.

This was disclosed during a meeting held on Monday between a delegation of the Osun state government led by the Special Adviser to Governor Adeleke on Sustainable Development Goals and Multilateral relations, Mr Bamikole Omishore, the consultant to Osun State government on Climate Change, Professor. Chinwe Obuakwu and the management of the University of Osun led by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor. Odunayo Clement Adebooye.

According to Prof. Adeboooye, UNIOSUN is well positioned and ready to infuse her capabilities and technical personnel on Sustainable Development Goals into the state program to aid government actionable plans on SDG.

He disclosed that the University which recently emerged as the best state university with the highest amount of funding from the National Research Fund with seven (7) grants out of over 500 state universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, a feat that underscores the university’s capacity to drive innovation and deliver all the United Nations 17 developmental goals.

Expressing the readiness of the government to partner the university, Mr Bamikole Omishore emphasized that the aim of the meeting is to discuss ways the school can support the state government with expertise and personnel needed to deliver all the SDG goals to the people of the state.

“The aim of this meeting is to solidify and partner with the school to help the government deliver on all SDG goals to the state. Specifically, we are looking at ways the university can support with expertise needed to deliver on these goals”.

Earlier in the meeting, Prof. Adebooye expressed the readiness of the school management to support the state with Human Resource capacity in areas of healthcare sustainability being driven by awareness campaigns; nutritious food production; climate change awareness campaigns that is focused on clean environment etc.

Mr Omishore assured the school management that the state government through the office of Sustainable Development Goals is focused on creating local solution for the state through “osun solution for osun state” campaign that will leverage on local resources and personnel to solve most problems facing the state in the area of sustainable development goals.

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