Of Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari pledged that Nigeria will continue to support the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process in the country due to its benefits for good governance and democracy.
It’s even how he described the exam as timely and convenient. He said the administration, with its mantra of change agenda, has overhauled, revitalized and institutionalized its mechanisms for a successful conduct of the country’s second peer review.
Buhari said this yesterday in Abuja during the launch of the second Nigeria Self-Assessment Report and announced the validation of the report in all six geopolitical areas of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A statement by the President’s Special Advisor on Media and Advertising, Femi Adesina, said the President recalled that Nigeria was first peer reviewed in 2008 and has since achieved tremendous success in setting implementation of the national action program as recommended.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to the implementation of the new national action program that will come after the review process.
Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the African continent over the next 50 years with a strong mandate on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the APRM.
This is an attempt to build on and seek to accelerate the implementation of past and present continental initiatives for the growth and sustainable development of the African continent.
This exercise will be a strong reference in the history of the nation, a source of courage and positive momentum for this initiative which aims to consolidate the progress of this current administration.
“In addition, this administration has been very supportive and will continue to support the APRM process in Nigeria, knowing the importance of the process which improves transparency and good governance, strengthens our democracy, identifies and addresses critical challenges and promotes the inclusiveness, ”he said.