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By Joyce Ikhile and Seyifunmi Adebote – Abuja.
The High Commission of Canada, Abuja is set to host young Nigerians driving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Abuja. The December SDGsStory hangout will hold on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 in Abuja; the event is a monthly initiative of the Nigeria Youth SDGs Network which brings together young Nigerians who are actively working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This month’s hangout themed “NIGERIA’S 2018 SDGS SCORECARD” is focused on evaluating the performance of Nigeria and will equally help position more youths to innovate better approach of driving the Global Goals  and in holding government more accountable.
Impressively, many young people in Nigeria, along with others across the world have been able to key into the Sustainable Development Goals framework which is aimed at making impacts that would make the world a suitable place for everyone to live.
The Nigeria Youths SDGs Network with over 1100 network members is a leading platform at the forefront of coordinating, inspiring and enabling young People across the country through robust conversations, numerous engagements and providing technical supports around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Young people, in or around Abuja, who work actively across various scopes of the Global Goals are welcomed to be part of the December edition of the SDGsStory Hangout. Dignitaries from the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Office of the Vice President and well as some members of the diplomatic corps will be in attendance.
The SDGsStory Hangout is made possible with support from DEAN Initiative and Media For Community Change Initiative.

Dr. Laz Ude – “Advocate for issues you’re most passionate about”

As more young people continue to selflessly work towards the actualization of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria, the Executive Director of ‎Pink Oak Cancer Trust, Dr. Laz Ude has urged young people to advocate for issues they are most passionate about.

Speaking in Abuja, at a recent capacity building program organized by Media for Community Change with the theme: “Maximizing the New Media for Sustainable Development”; the health physician, policy advocate and development consultant, stressed the importance of passion in advocacy and social interventions.

Dr Laz Ude Urging Participant to be passionate about what they care about

“Passion is really important. Advocate for issues you’re most passionate about. When you identify an issue, first, you must make accurate diagnose about the problem. Next, you should define the objectives of your intervention applying the SMART approach. Remember, for any remarkable success, you and your team must have sufficient information and apply accurate data to solve the challenge and actualize the global goals.”

Dr Laz Ude Speaking

Dr. Laz, who is also the producer of weekly radio program – Talk Health Naija, further advised people working around the SDGs on collaboration: “Young people should deploy the media to amplify their efforts towards actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals. Partnering with other people who share the similar passion will go a long way to help.”

The capacity building workshop trained 30 organizations on leveraging the new media and other technological tools to achieve sustainable development across various scopes of engagements.