A group operating under the auspices of Concerned Initiatives for Community and Social Development (CICSD) has defended the manifesto of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, labeled: ‘RESET Nigeria Working Paper’, saying which is in alliance with the SDGs 2030 Africa Union, 2040 Children Agenda and 2063 Africa Agenda.

The group’s chairman, who is also the acting director general of the South West Council of Political Technocrats (SWCPT), Kunle Yusuff, while speaking in Ibadan on Saturday, said that Atiku’s political administrative working papers on social development policy, particularly with regard to internally displaced persons (IDPs) they were also noted to be in agreement with the UN Guiding Principles.

According to him, the manifesto also speaks to and agrees with the COP 27 Agenda on Climate Change Financing, Adoption, Loss and Damage, and Global Stoke-take.

“Technically, his policies on climate change are aimed at promoting climate-smart technology solutions to problems in Nigeria when he is elected president in 2023.

“An evaluation of the AU 2040 Agenda reveals that it broadens the child-related aspect of Agenda 2063 and accelerates efforts to implement the African Children’s Charter. The aim of the charter is to restore the dignity of African children and improve their lives and culture, it was adopted in 2016.

“However, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world, the SDGs are a call to action to end poverty and promote equity, protect the planet and ensure that citizens enjoy good health, justice and prosperity using 17 global goals, 169 targets and 231 unique indicators. In other words, the 2030 Global Agenda leaves no one behind in developments that have to do with present and future generations.”