Globalization in recent times has impacted positively on various aspects of life and advanced new opportunities for international co-operation, yet it has led to multifaceted social, economic, political and environmental challenges across the globe. Several developmental trajectories have been advanced towards addressing the dynamism of the developmental needs of countries by world leaders -from the 21st century Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs)to the Education for all Goals (EFA)and more recently, the Sustainable development goals(SDGs) in their declaration of the anticipated future for global transformation ,come 2030.The United Nations identified seventeen (17)sustainable developmental goals that will help world transformation ,if achieved; but little attention was given to the societal organs/medium that will assist the realization of these goal such as language. This work therefore tries to fill this gap, using a qualitative research based on Sapir-Whorfian theory of language, with Leech’s five characteristics of language- informative, expressive, directive, aesthetic and phatic. The study seeks to assess the role of language in the attainment of the Sustainable development goals ,bearing in mind that the world is peopled with nations of diversified languages whose aims are to achieve collaborative partnership for world’s transformation ,by the year 2030.It was discovered that language plays a significant role in the achievement of virtually all the Sustainable development goals (SDGs)- from quality education to healthy living, promotion of peace and inclusive societies, industrialization and innovations ,implementation and revitalization of global partnership and others for the purpose of world transformation.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): A Chronicle of Nigeria’s Key Contributions to Its Goals and Aspirations (Published)
This study dwells extensively on Nigeria’s contributions to the attainment of the goals and aspirations of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from 1971 when it became a member of the organisation till date. It relies on secondary sources of data collection obtained from textbooks, newspaper, articles, journals as well as the organisation’s website. It also utilizes Neo-liberalism as a framework for analysis. The findings which are ascertained via content analysis show that OPEC exists fundamentally to coordinate and unify petroleum policies among member countries, in order to secure fair and stable prices for petroleum producers; ensure an efficient economic and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations; and a return on capital to investors in the industry. And that Nigeria has contributed immensely towards meeting these goals and aspirations of the organisation either through the acceptance of the appointments of her citizens into important positions in the Organisation, including that of the Secretary General, OPEC Presidency or as host nation where lingering issues are resolved. Nigeria has also been a faithful, committed and loyal member, keeping to the rules of the organisation and assisting its planning endeavours with regular supply of up-to-date data on her petroleum sector. All these and many more have earned her great respect among member countries and beyond as her citizens are being honoured across the world for sterling performances. Finally, the study also makes some recommendations, among which are as follows: Nigeria’s contributions to the attainment of OPEC goals have been quite huge. Effort should, therefore, be intensified towards consolidating on these feats; OPEC member countries have demonstrated over and over their confidence and trust in Nigeria’s leadership by entrusting her citizens with key leadership positions, including that of Secretary General as currently occupies by a Nigerian. This gesture should be sustained as a way of recognition for her tremendous positive role in the organisation; Data is essential for effective planning. Nigeria has shown good example as one that wants OPEC to plan effectively by submitting its data timely. This effort should be emulated by other member countries to enhance appropriate planning in the organisation, etcetera.
Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Libraries (Published)
This paper focuses on the fourth agenda of SDG, which centers round the quality of education. The library acts as the hub of academic activities. Therefore, this paper attempts to highlight information ecology, Information and knowledge society, highlighting the role of Library and Information centers in meeting SDGs. The paper highlighted some challenges facing libraries and librarians in actualizing Sustainable Development Goals. The paper calls upon the administrators, policy makers, managers, research scholars and the community members to use the library resources and services to act as a platform in meeting the SDGs.
A Proposal for the Role of the Family in Promoting Community Awareness of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Published)
The present study is an attempt to identify the role of the family in promoting community awareness of Sustainable Development goals. The study sample covered several books and websites as well as UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The descriptive method was utilized to achieve the study objectives. The study concluded that the Sustainable Development goals are considered a developmental project that seeks to improve the life of peoples, but the entire goals include unfamiliar terms and issues that in turn break down the family and community; therefore, the community awareness of these issues should be raised through the educational institutions, and the family role played through the three balanced dimensions of the development: social, economic and environmental dimensions. The study recommended that the developmental plans should not be unified without identifying the real needs of the countries, whose requirements must be taken into account. The study confirmed the significant role played by Neighborhood Centers in promoting the community awareness of Sustainable Development goals.
This study identifies those to be involved in managing Nigerian tertiary educational institutions for national security. The significance is to enhance effective and efficient tertiary educational policy formulation, planning and implementation as well as global recognition and association. Document analysis, related literature review, research questions, hypotheses, validated and reliability-tested self-constructed questionnaire and visits were used. Of the 284 tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria, 10.21% thereof was randomly selected to evenly cover the six-geopolitical zones and the FCT-Abuja. The study identified nine groups of individuals to be involved in managing tertiary educational institutions for national security and found out that there is no significant difference between staff and students on the findings. It concludes that the identification is very necessary for tertiary educational goals achievement and national security hence, recommends their involvement in managing and security issues