The African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria said that Second Peer Review will boost the nation’s governance for sustainable development.
According to the chairman of the national governing council of APRM Nigeria, Senator Abba Ali, made the assertion while briefing newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, adding that the review is in line with AU-APRM guidelines and also re-instate the agency assurance towards a successful review with faultless procedures, despite the restriction or challenges posed by COVID-19.
He also noted that the Country’s Self-Assessment Report will be presented by the President at the 34th Summit of the African Union General Assembly later this year while stating the numerous benefits that it will attract to Nigeria.
“The Review will identify deficiencies while reinforcing best practices and assessing capacity development needs also help the citizens to know where we are and where we want to be in terms of Governance for sustainable development,” he said.
“It will help achieve a proper statistics of governance in Nigeria and set Road Map of Implementation called the National Programme of Action (NPoA) also strengthen partnership and collaboration for economic growth and development among others”.
On her parts, the National Coordinator and Chief executive Officer AUDA-NEPAD/APRM, Princess Gloria Akobundu, revealed the achievement of the 1st Peer Reviewed in 2008 in view of promoting good governance as contained in AU-APRM guidelines.
“APRM has been one of the NEPAD’s most successful programmes in encouraging good governance and democratization in Africa, this is an accountability method peculiar to African countries in reviewing each other’s governance and holds them to account’’.
“Nigeria is one of the Twenty-three African nations out of the 54 nations to successfully complete their self-assessment and have been peer reviewed for the first circle in 2008, the areas of democracy and political governance, economic management and governance, corporate governance and socio-economic development’’.
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