The National Coordinator, African Peer Review Mechanism APRM, Nigeria Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called for adequate collaboration and cooperation of all stakeholders in the Second Peer Review Process of the country, so that the nation can derive its maximum benefits.
This was contained in a statement signed by Abolade Ogundimu, Media Assistant to APRM Boss weekend in Abuja.
Akobundu, also the Chief Executive Officer, African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development, made the call as the Agency prepared for activities starting Feb.26th -28th 2020 to be followed by exercise proper in March.
According to the statement, Come Feb. 26th, stakeholders will be engaged in Consultative Meeting on Second Review Experience Sharing: Gender Opinion.
“The climax will be a 2-day Broad Sensitisation/Training session for major stakeholders in the 2nd Generation Review by experts from African Union (AU) Member states, APRM Continental and other relevant organisations within and outside the country on February 27-28 at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Mambilla Barracks, Abuja 9a.m -5p.m daily.
“If the exercise is successful, its outcome will form an integral part of the National Programme of Action (NPoA) in four thematic areas.
“The exercise is a voluntary Self-Assessment programme adopted by 38 countries in Africa including Nigeria, in the areas of: Democracy; Political, Economic and Corporate Governance.
“If country’s 2nd Review exercise satisfies all laid down conditions, it will therefore be used to solve related issues in APRM member nations and the continent at large.
“I enjoin all stakeholders in the conduct of the exercise to put the nation first by considering it a Cause for national peace and development, they should give valid information to field officers when consulted, while officers should give reports dispassionately,” she said.
During the training session, capacity of Nigerian national structures will be further developed to effectively undertake a 2nd Generation review.
The CEO also added that resource persons from nations like Kenya, Uganda,Egypt, Mozambique, Chad, among others would share there experience at the session.
“The 2-Day Summit will be Chaired by Senator Abba Ali, Chairman, National Governing Council,APRM Nigeria, while Ambassador Adeoye Bankole will be the Co Chaiman at the event.
“In recognition of successes of the Agency in its areas of mandate due to Federal Government’s supports, during the 2020 AU Summit in Addis Ababa, President Buhari was admitted into APRM Committee of Heads of States and Government, the highest decision making organ of APRM in the continent.”