From Eric Ikhilae, Abuja


Nationwide Co-ordinator of the New Partnership for Africa’s Growth (NEPAD) in Nigeria Princess Gloria Akobundu has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his dedication to good governance and nationwide progress.

Mrs. Akobundu, who can be the pinnacle of the African Union Growth Company (AUDA) in Nigeria, noticed that the Buhari-led authorities has impacted the nation’s democracy, economic system and infrastructure positively throughout the final 5 years.

In an announcement by her media assistant, Abolade Ogundimu, Mrs. Akobundu was quoted as saying that the President deserves applause for his dedication to growth in all sectors of the nation’s economic system.

“The APC-led authorities got here in with a roadmap for the event of each sector of the economic system and deepening democracy, which have been vigorously pursued.

“Nigeria, a nation of over 200 million inhabitants, is now self-sufficient in rice and different meals because of President Buhari’s coverage backing the manufacturing of crops grown within the nation and deliberate assist to farmers and different allied staff.

“Equally, infrastructural deficits are getting higher consideration by means of improved funding, for instance, ongoing street constructions throughout the nation, customary railway constructions and plenty of extra,” she mentioned.

Akobundu added that Buhari has additional proved his ardour for good governance, in keeping with the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.

“AUDA-NEPAD and APRM are AU autos of continental growth and selling good governance and the current Federal Authorities has renewed Nigeria’s dedication to their mandates.


“It’s on file that President Buhari accredited transformation of NEPAD to AUDA-NEPAD in Nigeria, overseeing its full domestication course of, which is able to embody enacting of enabling legislation for efficient operation.

“He has additionally led different African leaders to AUDA-NEPAD/APRM and EFCC Nigeria’s Particular aspect occasions at 73rd and 74th United Nations Normal Meeting in New York.

“Additionally, the nation is within the technique of conducting its Second Cycle Assessment as a result of President Buhari gave the approval final 12 months after 11 years of preliminary Assessment.

“He rigorously appointed members of Nationwide Governing Council of APRM, which had been inaugurated as required for profitable second Assessment by APRM Continental,” she mentioned.

Akobundu mentioned the evaluate train might be performed on the grassroots to get their inputs in sure areas of governance and submitted to the Federal authorities for consideration as Nationwide Programme of Motion.

She added that the evaluate train could be accomplished this 12 months, regardless of the challenges being posed by COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to deploy expertise in some elements of the method.

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