By Wisdom Agbonta
Governor Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Hon. Daniel Uwadia on his appointment as a distinguished member of the UN-Habitat Stakeholder Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE).
In his congratulatory message, Governor Obaseki lauds Uwadia’s unwavering dedication to advancing causes that champion environmental sustainability, emphasising that his appointment is a testament to his profound commitment and passion for such critical endeavours.
Governor Obaseki noted “You have indeed made the Government and the good people of Edo State proud, and we are confident that you will continue to bring your expertise to bear as a good ambassador of our dear State.”
“We look forward to your invaluable contributions as we strengthen our collaborative efforts with the UN in ensuring a clean and green Edo, and promoting urban renewal, forest regeneration, as well as other novel initiatives we have embarked on as part of our Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) Agenda.”
Hon. Uwadia stands as a beacon of youth empowerment and development, embodying exemplary leadership and serving as a mentor to countless individuals. His remarkable contributions and trailblazing achievements underscore his status as a dynamic and proactive political enthusiast, deeply invested in fostering positive change and progress within his community and beyond.
As a fervent advocate for global citizenship and youth empowerment, Hon. Uwadia has garnered widespread recognition, earning numerous accolades from students’ and youth’s communities. His steadfast support for youth development and nation-building, coupled with his dedication to grassroots inclusion, epitomizes his unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders and change-makers.
Hon. Uwadia’s career spans impactful roles across various prestigious platforms. From serving in the Edo State Government to the National Assembly of Nigeria; and from the African Union to the Global Solutions Initiative in Berlin. His journey of influence and advocacy has now led him to the esteemed UN Habitat. Through his visionary leadership and proactive initiatives, Hon. Uwadia has played a pivotal role in catalyzing transformative change and fostering a more inclusive and empowered society.
His multifaceted approach to youth development and empowerment has not only inspired countless individuals but has also significantly contributed to the cultivation of a vibrant and resilient community. Hon. Uwadia’s steadfast dedication to driving positive change serves as a testament to his exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to building a better and more sustainable future for all.
In his new role as a member of SAGE at the UN Habitat, Hon. Uwadia will be fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Participatory planning, as emphasized by SDG indicator 11.3.2, will be central to his initiatives, ensuring that the voices of civil societies are not only heard, but integrated into Urban planning and management strategies.