A legal practitioner, Barrister Foluso Oladapo, has said that sustainable development is needed as a policy to meet the basic needs of people without compromising the natural resources.
He said this on Wednesday, while delivering a lecture as part of activities to mark the 2020 Press Week of the Oyo State chapter of the National Association of Women Journalist, NAWOJ.
Maintaining that the world would be a better place with the policy, Oladapo stated that it would help the ecosystem, as well as the ability of the future generations to build on it or meet their own needs.
He disclosed that the United Nations holds sustainable development in high esteem, as it designed and promote it to address zero hunger, no poverty, good health care and wellbeing, quality education, affordable and clean energy, among others
Insisting that in addressing sustainable development in our community, Nigerians should decide which of the pillar of development to be addressed, the legal practitioner noted that unemployment, health, infrastructural deficit in the area of lack of clean water, power supply, security and good roads are crucial.
He siad, “The Federal Government should open window of new opportunities, such as the introduction of sericulture, while it needs to review its economic policy in a way that local industries will be made to thrive.
“The government can enforece the issue of having 10 per cent of ethanol included as local content in PMS and AGO refining, and this will encourage mass production of cassava, maize, sugar cane and others, where ethanol can be sourced.”