Title: Towards Achieving Millennium Development Goals (Mdg) in Nigeria: Prospect and Challenges
Author(s): LAWAL Adedoyin Isola, OBASAJU Barnabas, and Rotimi E Mathew
Year 2012
Publisher: Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development
File: PDF
Keywords: Enrolment Rate Gender Equality Millennium Development Goals Poverty Reduction Targets and Indicators

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) according to analysts is the world biggest promise to mankind. It is a global mission with eight (8) vocal points of: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal 
primary education; promote gender equality and women empowerment; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development. In order to achieve these objectives, MDGs goals are sub-divided into eighteen (18) clear cut targets and forty-eight (48) indicators believed to be necessary as acid-test facilitator for the achievements of these laudable goals. These laudable goals are expected to be achieved between the years 1990-2015. Nigeria being a member of global committee of nations in the time past and recent adopts various developmental plans such as VISION 2010,NEEDS,7-Points Agenda, VISION 20:2020, SURE etc within the framework of MDG to serve as driving force to achieve these laudable projects. Achieving these goals involves a lot of commitments. The essence of this paper is to examine through the use of non-parametric statistical test, the extent to which these goals (MDG) have been achieved and make relevant suggestions to aid speedy achievement of these goals