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Position paper

Federal Republic of Nigeria

To Honorable chair and distinguished delegates,

Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with an estimated population of over 184
million inhabitants and is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups speaks over different 500 languages.
Nigeria is the third largest economy in Africa after South Africa and Egypt with high economic potentials
due to its large domestic market size, human and natural resources.

Our delegation would like to propose our government ongoing implementations on 3 sectors.

Educational sector: Federal Republic of Nigerian Education medium term strategy plan have set up
structures for its implementation focusing on six areas: 1. Strengthening the institutional management of
education 2.Teacher education and development, 3.Access and equity, 4. Standards and quality assurance,
5. Technical and vocational education and training, 6. Funding and resource utilization. The Vision
20:2020 Implementation Plan is ongoing the subsidy savings is expected to yield about 1.4 trillion Naira
(USD 9.3 billion) which is planned to be channeled to improving social service delivery for vulnerable
groups through the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P). The Sovereign Wealth
Fund (SWF) has also been established to address sustainable development. The fund was established with
an initial capital of USD 1 billion from oil sales.

Science sector: (Communication and Information) According to Internet World Stats, Nigeria’s internet
users increased from 200,000 users in 2000 to 45 million users in December 2011 (highest in Africa)
which represents 32.2% of total users in the African continent. This implies that one in every three
internet users in Africa is a Nigerian. Also, as regards freedom of the press and access to information in
Nigeria, President Jonathan in May 2011, signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law and it became
the Freedom of Information Act.

Cultural sector: Over the years, the Nigerian Government and UNESCO Organization’s in Nigeria
actions in the culture sector have led to the ratification of all the UNESCO Cultural Conventions by the
government of Nigeria, rehabilitation of ancient museums, inscription of sites on the World Heritage list,
return of Cultural relics and artifacts from International Museums, establishment of cultural industries in
Nigeria for economic empowerment, revision of the National Policy on Culture.

On the Global level, Federal Republic of Nigerian Government strongly believe that all nations can
achieve together to the Sustainable Developed World which is make a better place for our next
generations. The Government has 3 main goals:

1. To connected all major policies with the Sustainable Development Goals

2. Promote technology advantages on Educational Sector and others
3. Promote International Cooperation on Global Issues and respect for International law