President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the second Peer Review report of the African Union Development Agency and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA/NEPAD) in preparation for validation.
Ms Gloria Akobundu, AUDA/NEPAD National Coordinator, announced the approval in Abuja on Friday through her Media Assistant, Mr Abolade Ogundimu.
Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also presented a paper to the Federal Executive Council on June 23 titled “Self-Assessment Report” of the country’s second peer review process, according to Akobundu.
President Buhari has approved the report, which will now be validated by the African Union’s Country Review Mission, a voluntary self-assessment instrument aimed at improving governance and development.
“Given the President’s commitment to the review, the report’s recommendations will now be brought to the attention of the Federal Government, allowing Nigeria to make the necessary progress at the continental level.
“The head of AUDA/NEPAD reassured Nigerians that the necessary structures had been put in place, including the inauguration of members of the National Governing Council (NGC), who were the driving force behind the review process.
“The NGC and the national secretariat, by capitalizing on the President’s enthusiasm for the process, will ensure that the recommendations are implemented quickly and carefully, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Akobundu says.
The national coordinator thanked God for all of the stakeholders’ cooperation and support in every aspect of the economy and national life.