Oyo SDGs Boss, Kunle Yusuff Highlights Importance of Makinde’s Infrastructural Development to State’s Economy
Infrastructural development is core to our quality of life, a fact that explains the prevalence of infrastructure, both implicitly and explicitly in SDGs. Population growth, migration and urbanization trends demand an increasing investment of physical developments. Infrastructures make it easier to conduct development activities in a planned way. The activities can be easily extended to other sectors to meet a goal on time and meet public participations.
Sustainable infrastructure involves developing roads, buildings, energy and water Infrastructure with due consideration to economic, social and environmental implications. Road infrastructural development is important to faster economic growth and elevation of poverty. Going by the just concluded UNGA- United Nations General Assembly focus agreed by the world leaders, infrastructural development play a vital role, most especially on Health, Education, ICT and Climate Change.
While appreciating Governor Seyi Makinde for aligning completely with 17 Global Goals of SDGs, it’s important to state categorically that Oyo State is among first 11 States that have been using the concept of 17 Goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators on it’s policies, programs and projects.
The commissioning of Sod Administrative Building of the College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Recourses, LAUTECH Iseyin campus today, has demonstrated physical evidence of dividends of Democracy and emphatically this singular project is inter and intra related with Goals 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,13,14 and 16 of SDGs 2030 Agenda.
Hon Kunle Yusuff MON is the SSA to Oyo State Governor on SDGs.