By Tordue Salem, Abuja
The National Assembly and the Council for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have launched the second African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Stakeholders at the legislative roundtable, including the Chairs of the Africa Integration and Cooperation committees, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani and Representative Umar Bago and others, highlighted the benefits of a new peer review to foster better governance in Africa. .
The participant said that Nigeria and the rest of Africa should embrace democracy and political governance, economic governance and management, corporate governance and socio-economic development.
Princess Gloria Akobundu, AUD-NEPAD / APRM National Coordinator / Executive Director, while delivering the opening speech, said that the four main objectives of AUDA-NEPAD were to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, integrate Africa into the world. economy and accelerate the empowerment of women and youth, among others.
On the need to reform NEPAD, Akobundu said that “the transition from NEPAD to AUDA is part of the measure to strengthen the effective functioning of the AU agencies for the effective implementation of the AU Agenda 2063 and the SDGs of the United Nations in the construction of the “Africa we want”.
“AUDA-NEPAD facilitates and coordinates the development of programs and projects throughout the continent, mobilizes resources.
He said that the APRM review process is based on a country’s performance that is evaluated in the APRM subject areas.
Nigeria in its effective implementation of the National Program of Action (NPoA (in the four APRM subject areas) is currently embarking on the Second Cycle Review after the 2019 Africa Governance Report.
“The adoption of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 28th Summit of February 9, 2019 on the need to promote, strengthen and increase the effectiveness of governance standards for socio-economic development.