The Federal Government has launched an Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF), a financing tool strategy in the efforts to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The policy was launched in New York on Friday, as part of the events marking Nigeria’s participation in the 77th general assembly of the United Nations.
INFF is developed and driven by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Project, and the European Union (EU) in Nigeria.
The President during the launch said the INFF was developed for the mapping out of the much-needed sustainable financing plan for Nigeria to deliver on our commitment to the SDGs and our National Development aspirations.
“The Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) has been developed to map out a much-needed sustainable financing plan for Nigeria to deliver on our commitment to the SDGs and our National Development aspirations.
“Despite the challenges paused by the sharp drop in the prices of crude oil and the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has remained resolute in our genuine desire to achieve economic growth and development,” the president said.
Ms Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, said with the launching of the policy, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated a strong commitment toward the #2030Agenda for sustainable development and will continue to do so.
“This administration has demonstrated strong commitment towards the #2030Agenda for sustainable development & will continue to do so,” she said.
Also speaking, Adejoke Akinfulire, the senior special adviser to the president on SDGs, said the launch of the framework marks a significant milestone in Nigeria’s commitment and efforts to achieve the SDGs.
“This occasion marks a significant milestone in our commitment and efforts to achieve the SDGs in Nigeria. Indeed, following the historic adoption of the SDGs in September 2015,” she said.
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