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 Follow The Money FTM a Civil Society Organisation has tasked politicians seeking elective offices in 2023 poll to place the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs at the centre of their campaign Mr Hamzat Lawal Founder FTM said this at the SDG and Follow The Money Hangout marking the 10 years anniversary of mobilising communities for impact driven campaign in 10 African countries on Saturday in Abuja Today is a global SDGs campaign called flip the script and FTM in all the 10 African countries was marking the day by mobilising citizens to take action by holding government to account and taking the SDGs to the grassroots Lawal said He said there was the need to flip the script in terms of how Nigeria and Africa were working toward achieving the SDGs saying that the current script was not working for Africa This he said was because the current script does not ensure justice equity gender equality tackling poverty and ensuring that people do not go to bed with hunger He stressed the need to localise the goals and have citizens take ownership of them The political atmosphere presents a unique opportunity to flip the script that is why our politicians must ensure that SDG is in the centre of the conversation as we go into campaign and the election So flipping the script is saying that let us mobilise more young people let s educate and sensitise them let us be more organised and not dwell on the last but use digital technology to change the narrative by taking our destiny into our hands We know that in a few weeks campaigns will start in Nigeria so we are using this opportunity to say that as campaign season starts and in the spirit of flipping the script we must ensure that campaign messages are based on issues not sentiments If you look at the SDGs goals it literally talks about ending poverty ending hunger providing justice equity and fairness it talks about gender equality education healthcare job sustainable growth among others These are the issues that are plaguing the nation so if our politicians actually use SDGs to inform their manifesto these are ideals that would address our problems but most importantly provide opportunity for emerging solution he said According to Lawal the SDGs slogan is leave no one behind so youths want a democracy and politics that leaves no one behind including people living with disability because they have a role in governance So for us SDG can reform our democracy and our politics and we can take that into 2023 to flip the script so that we can have a script that will work for every Nigeria irrespective of where they are he said He urged Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voters Card and vote on election day to prevent voter apathy He said that the FTM would mobilise more than 20 000 observers across Nigeria to monitor the electoral process saying that Nigeria s democracy would be stronger with the synergy of all stakeholders to make sure that the SDGs become household initiative to be achieved in 2030 Mr Semiye Michael Curator Global Goals Community Centre and Executive Director DEAN Initiative said Nigeria had lagged behind in the achievement of the SDGs thus the need to take deliberate action towards them Michael said that a new data in education had jerked up the number of out of children from 10 million to 13 million indicating that the figure could be getting to N20million Today is what we call the SDGs birthday globally a week of action is declared by the UN to intensify effort on the accelerated action needed for the achievement of the SDGs So around the world different mobilisation activities will take place like we are doing here today This year we call it flip the script to see what scripts we are leaving behind for instance COVID ravaged the world and it has staled the action on the SDGs So we are trying to see how we can galvanise action mobilise more supports and also make statements to leaders holding them accountable to their promises on SDGs he said Michael said there was a challenge with data so the government needed to be deliberated in putting mechanisms in place to know the progress made and areas of intervention through concrete data and performance tracking ABI NewsSourceCredit NAN
Group tasks political parties on attainment of SDGs

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Follow The Money (FTM) a Civil Society Organisation, has tasked politicians seeking elective offices in 2023 poll, to place the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the  centre of their campaign.

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Hamzat Lawal

Mr Hamzat Lawal, Founder,  FTM, said this at the SDG and Follow The Money Hangout, marking the 10 years anniversary  of  mobilising  communities for impact driven  campaign in 10 African countries on Saturday in Abuja.

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“Today is a global  SDGs campaign called flip the script and FTM  in all the 10 African countries was marking the day by  mobilising  citizens  to take action by  holding government to account and  taking  the SDGs to the  grassroots,” Lawal said.

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He said there was the need to flip the script in terms of how Nigeria and Africa were working toward achieving  the SDGs, saying that the current script was not working for Africa.

This, he said, was because the  current script does not ensure justice,   equity, gender equality, tackling  poverty and ensuring that people do not go to bed with hunger.

He stressed the need to  localise the goals and have citizens take ownership of them.

“The political atmosphere presents a unique opportunity to flip the script, that is why our politicians must ensure that SDG is in the centre of the conversation as we go into campaign and the election.

” So flipping the script is saying that let us  mobilise more young people,let’s  educate and  sensitise them,let us be more organised and not dwell on the last but use digital technology to change the narrative by taking our  destiny into our  hands.

” We know that in a few weeks campaigns will start in Nigeria, so  we are  using this opportunity to say that as campaign season starts, and in the spirit of flipping the script, we must ensure that campaign messages are based on issues  not sentiments.

“If you look at the SDGs goals , it  literally talks about ending poverty, ending hunger, providing justice, equity and fairness, it talks about gender equality,  education,  healthcare, job  sustainable growth  among others.

“These are the issues that are plaguing the nation ; so if our politicians actually use SDGs to inform their manifesto, these are ideals  that would address our problems, but most importantly provide opportunity for emerging  solution,” he said.

According to Lawal, the  SDGs slogan is leave no one behind, so youths  want a democracy and  politics that leaves no one behind  including people living with disability  because they have a role in governance.

” So for us,  SDG can reform our democracy and our politics and we can take that into 2023 to flip the script so that we can  have a script that will work for every Nigeria irrespective of where they are, “he said.

Permanent Voters Card

He urged Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voters Card and vote  on election day to prevent voter apathy.

He said that the FTM would  mobilise  more than 20,000 observers across Nigeria  to monitor the electoral process, saying that Nigeria’s  democracy would  be stronger with the synergy of all stakeholders   to  make sure that the  SDGs become household initiative to be  achieved in  2030.

Semiye Michael

Mr Semiye Michael , Curator ,Global Goals Community Centre  and Executive Director, DEAN Initiative, said Nigeria had lagged behind in the achievement of the SDGs, thus the need to take deliberate action towards them.

Michael said that a new data in education had jerked up the number of out-of- children  from 10 million to 13 million  indicating that the figure could be getting to N20million.

” Today is what we call the  SDGs birthday  globally, a week of action is declared by the UN to intensify effort  on the accelerated action needed for the achievement of the SDGs.
“So around the world, different mobilisation activities will take place like we are doing here today.

“This year, we call it flip the  script to see what scripts we  are leaving behind  for instance, COVID ravaged the world and it has staled  the action on the SDGs.
” So we are  trying to see how we can galvanise action, mobilise more supports and also make statements  to leaders holding them accountable to their promises on SDGs,” he said.

Michael said there was a challenge  with data so   the government needed to be deliberated in putting mechanisms in place to know the progress made and areas of intervention  through concrete data and performance tracking.

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