The African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), says Nigeria recorded tremendous successes in infrastructure development and agricultural revolution during the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD, Gloria Akobundu, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Akobundu said the country also recorded successes in humanitarian services and fight against corruption.
The APRM is the governance arm established by NEPAD in 2003, by Heads of States and Government of African Union as a unique accountability method for African countries to review each other’s governance.
She said Nigeria was highly commended at the 31st APR forum on February 4.
“The review report was far-reaching and encompassed various segments of the socio-political economy and highlighted the developments recorded since the first peer review in 2008.
“The President has assured that the government will effectively implement the National Programme of Action (NPoA),’’ she said.
The Chairman, APRM Governing Council, Abba Ali, said the process sought to entrench good governance practices in participating states.
Ali said being peer reviewed for the second time was a great step toward the growth and development of Nigeria.
The review report was far-reaching and encompassed various segments of the socio-political economy and highlighted the developments recorded since the first peer review in 2008.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa and AUDA-NEPAD, Chimaroke Nnamani, commended President Buhari for his support and commitment in reforming NEPAD to AUDA-NEPAD.
Nnamani, represented by Adelere Oriolowo, said the National Assembly would give unequivocal support to AUDA-NEPAD in entrenching democracy and promoting good governance for sustainable development.
“The NASS will ensure the domestication of the NEPAD Act through the passage of its draft bill, increased funding and effective partnership in promoting regional integration,” he said.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on AUDA-NEPAD, Mohammed Bago, said the NASS would also support the agency in the implementation of the National Programme of Action (NPoA).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APRM is an innovative and bold attempt by Africa to improve governance and well-being of all citizens.
The objective of the APRM is to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that will lead to political stability, high economic growth, accelerate regional and continental economic integration.
The second peer review came 13 years after the first one, which was conducted in 2008.