Check - Airtel boss urges concerted efforts to realise SDGs

Airtel- image source, itnewsafrica
Airtel- image source, itnewsafrica
FOR Nigeria to endure and ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is need for concerted efforts by government, organisations and authorities to transform our markets on both how we produce and consume.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya disclosed this at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) yearly dinner held in Lagos at the weekend.
Speaking on the topic: “Sustainability and Sustainable Development” , the Airtel boss noted that for Nigeria to realise the 2030 Development Agenda adopted by United Nations Assembly on September 25, 2015, and titled: “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, all must work in tandem, in order to change the ways we define and measure value and progress.
According to him, this is a big challenge, and not just for business and economics but a call for massive social, political, technological, cultural and behavioural transition.
He said: “we will need governments to set incentives, targets and rules for a level playing field, civil society actors to hold us to account and to experiment with new ways of delivering social impact, and each of us to take actions in our own lives to reward sustainable business models and to eat, work, travel and play more sustainably.
Specifically, Ogunsanya said, there will be a strong need to pay attention to these critical areas, namely: infrastructure, health and education, if we must realize the SDGs come 2030.

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