SDG Innovation Winner, CYCDI, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu - Paul Ukpabio's Blog


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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

SDG Innovation Winner, CYCDI, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria’s United Nations Action Award winner for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2018, CYCDI (Creative Youth Community Development Initiative) has congratulated the newly sworn-in Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his assumption of office.

Foluke Michael
In a statement issued in Basel, Switzerland, CYCDI CEO/Project Director, Foluke Michael extolled the new Governor and wished him a highly successful tenure in office, underscoring that Lagos is blessed to have a highly cerebral Chief Executive with positive credentials and enviable track record of performance to effectively deliver on the Towards a Greater Lagos agenda.

Michael, indicated that of all States in Nigeria, Lagos still possesses the biggest potential to give expression to the values of the United Nations SDGs solution, majorly deriving from its ever-growing population and the focus of earlier administrations in the State towards achieving a sustainable Mega City status.

Tayo Orekoya
“We at CYCDI are indeed very happy that Lagos State has a new governor, who among other qualities possessed, is a believer in the SDGs cause, which means that creative solutions to curb and eliminate world problems as proposed by the United Nations would receive fair attention and better implementation under his administration,” she said.

She stated that the THEMES agenda of the Sanwo-Olu government perfectly resonates with the SDGs, and with proper implementation will put Lagos on the path of Sustainable City and Communities; a key element of the goals.

In 2018, CYCDI’s work for driving SDGs gained global acclaim as it was recognized as the most creative solution and earned Michael, UN Action Award for innovation at the global SDG Summit. The process to replicate CYCDI's Solution 17 model is currently on-going in Morocco and India, while she has been a guest of several SDGs platforms to share ideas behind the model.

To further drive the initiative, CYCDI has partnered with one of Nigeria’s leading strategic management outfits, CITC, to help expand on the offerings of her creative product; Solution17, which earned her the award and has put the organization on world map as one of the frontline campaigners of the goals.

Managing Consultant of CITC, Tayo Orekoya, equally extended congratulations to the new governor. He stated that being an integral part of the brains behind the state’s development Blueprint, Governor Sanwo-Olu is well primed and positioned to deliver on the demands of the UN SDGs Objective for the State.
“I believe the Governor’s rich and enviable experience across both private and public sectors will stand this administration in good stead, and we are more than willing to partner with the new administration in making the THEMES agenda a reality”, he concluded.

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