The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, SSAP-SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has given strong assurance of a strategic partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association and other development partners in a bid to attain the relevant goals in the SDGs framework.
The presidential aide made this known at the meeting of the NBA with development partners held in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the SSAP-SDGs, the strategic partnership will help accelerate efforts towards the attainment of Goals 10, 16 and 17, which deals on issues of access to justice, peace, inequalities, inclusive society and partnership for sustainable development.
“With, inequality still prevalent and large disparities apparent in access to health, legal, education services and other assets, efforts by stakeholders must be upped and sustained towards lifting people out of poverty and protecting the most vulnerable in the society. To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations”. Princess Orelope-Adefulire stated.
Also speaking at the event, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, A.B Mahmoud the partnership will ensure that the Association bequeaths to the nation a reformed and legal system and a society, where justice and equity prevails.
The meeting, which also reviewed the public interest programmes of the association in line with its strategic plan that was recently adopted, had in attendance representatives from various development organisations and donor agencies.