Nigeria has prioritised agric, sustainable economy -AUDA

The African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for African Development (AUDA-NEPAD), says the Nigerian government has prioritised agricultural revolution with the enlargement of agricultural output for food sufficiency.

The agency said Nigeria has succeeded in building a thriving and sustainable economy to address the challenges identified in its second country review report.

According to the AUDA-NEPAD, the Federal government also enhanced social inclusion, poverty reduction, as well as built a system to fight corruption and improve governance.

The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD/ African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Princess Gloria Akobundu said this yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing on the outcome of the Second Peer Review of the country.

Akobundu who revealed that Nigeria has been reviewed for the second time said the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the report for implementation of the National Programme of Action (NPoA) which is the outcome of the report.

She stated that the launch and the implementation of the country review report and the NPoA will help to address the challenges identified in the report, strengthen democracy and good governance for economic growth and development.

The national coordinator stated that President Buhari has assured that the government will effectively implement the NPoA.

Her words: “Given the outcome of the Report, AUDA-NEPAD /APRM Nigeria on its part will ensure the effective implementation of the National Programme of Action (NPoA) at the 36 states and 774 Local Government of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“We will ensure the generation of a progress report which is expected to be presented at the upcoming 32nd APR Forum of Heads of State and Government In 2023.”

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