Economic projections by experts show it would be a near impossibility for Nigeria to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 going by the current income inequalities in the country. Professor Ebere Onwudiwe, a distinguished Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Development in Abuja, said that results from research and development initiatives show that income inequality is the major cause of the high rate of poverty in Nigeria.
Professor Ebere Onwudiwe, publisher and Editorial Director of O-analytics Research and Development Initiative (ORADI), in this interview with Daily Trust at the weekend in Abuja, spoke on the threat of high unemployment rate in Nigeria and proffered solutions.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says based on 2018 data, Nigeria has an estimated 23.1 percent unemployment rate which is an all-time high. How do you think this problem could be tackled vis- a-vis national security?
IT is now four years since the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for transforming the world by 2030. Since then, Nigeria, like other member-states of the world body, has been implementing various strategic policy interventions to achieve the goals.
The Publisher and Editorial Director of O analytics Research and Development Initiative (ORADI), Prof. Ebere Onwiduwe has said that reducing inequality will drastically lessen poverty among the Nigerian populace.
SINCE the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for transforming the world by 2030 were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, member-states of the world body, including Nigeria, have initiated various strategic policy interventions to achieve the set goals.