Published February 12, 2021
A former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido, has said the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa is attainable.
A statement signed by Doyinsade Adeolu , said Sanusi made this known at the virtual orientation of the ten finalists of the Muhammad Sanusi II Sustainable Development Goals Challenge which was announced in early January 2021 .
The statement explained that the MSII SDG Challenge which was in partnership with 1 Million Teachers, was a project committed to empowering highly competent and enterprising educationists who are taking actions to develop learning outcomes in their communities ; especially for girls and women .
The 10 finalists were selected based on the inventiveness and originality of their ideas .
The finalists will each receive a five hundred dollar grant which will be used to fund their individual educational project , with a goal of incubating and scaling up 150 projects over the next 10 years.
Sanusi said, “ The 1 MT initiative solution is one step closer to becoming a reality . Our objective to provide equitable and gender- responsive education through the innovative selection of these awardees is evidence that the implementation of SDG 4 and 5 in Africa is attainable. I would like to encourage you to take an active part in the structured programs we have planned for you and optimise all the opportunities we will be providing . ”