With Nigerian economy under recession, a significant decline in domestic finance and private investment will frustrate the actualization and implementation of Post-2015 SDGs projects within the nation. Standing on the shoulders of Neo-liberalism, Nigeria needs to rectify those policy pitfalls that led to the recession otherwise SDGs aid will be what the United Nations’ distinguished macroeconomist, Professor Jeffery Sachs called, “money down the drain”. The aim of the paper is to figure out: (1) How did Nigeria get into the recession trap? (2) How important and strategic is the SDGs to Africa political economy: A development studies of the Nigerian state? (3) Way forward, Conclusion and Recommendation.