The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guteres on Thursday (9th May, 2019) in New York announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, as one of his new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates for 2019-2020.
A statement by UN quoted Guterres as saying that the appointment was sequel to the UN member states’ agreement to accomplish the SDGs by 2030.
The Advocates are 17 influential public figures from around the world who are tasked by the secretary-general to promote the goals, raise awareness with new audiences, maintain global commitment and call for greater ambition and scalable action to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
This appointment came less than 48hours after the Kano state Governor assented to the bill passed by the Kano State House of Assembly to divide the Kano Emirate into 4 emirates..
Sanusi is the only Nigerian on the 17-man secretary-general’s list of SDGs Advocates co-chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway.