; ; ; SDG Build Health Centres, Classrooms and Boreholes in Plateau

Spearheaded by the United Nations through a deliberative process involving its 193 Member States, Sustainable Development Goals have built and furnished a total of 38 health centres across a number of communities in Mangu, Barkin Ladi, Shendam,Kanke and Jos North Local Government Areas in the Plateau State, in Nigeria.The project, which also includes the construction and furnishing of 38 classrooms,is part of a resolution as part ofa broad inter governmental agreementthat acts as the Post 2015 Development Agenda.Coordinator, Samuel Damla, said that it also constructed 17 boreholes and seven VIP toilets.

“The projects are mostly in the rural areas because our mandate is to alleviate the sufferings of the people in the rural communities,” he said; “Especially in the areas of education, health, water, and sanitation.We have also constructed boreholes and VIP toilets to promote personal hygiene in some of the communities.”Damla emphasized SDGs goal of empowering the young in the country by training up to 2,000 youths on Google digital production and programming,saying that it would provide the right knowledge to harness the potential ofthe digital world. He said: “The digital world has lots of opportunities and could create many employment opportunities.”He also said that funds would soon be made available to the SDGs office following the payment of N600 millioncounterpart funds by the state government.