APRM: Africa looks up to Nigeria to provide good leadership

World Yen Doran 06-Feb-2020
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African countries are looking up to Nigeria to provide leadership for good governance in line with the core principles of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).

Sen. Abba Ali, Chairman, National Governing Council (NGC), APRM Nigeria, made this known at the meeting of the National Governing Council of APRM in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, on Feb. 6.

A progress report on the implementation of Nigeria’s 2nd Peer Review Process was also presented by Sen. Ali.

He also informed the meeting that the conduct of the second review process had commenced in Nigeria with the necessary structures in place for effective implementation.

According to Sen. Ali, the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has already constituted and inaugurated a 15-member NGC of APRM Nigeria in line with the APRM principles of broad participation to drive The APRM process towards the realization of its set objectives.

He also used the occasion to commend the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the APRM National Secretariat Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, who through her doggedness made the conduct of the second review process of Nigeria a reality.

The governing council chairman said he looked forward to welcoming the mission to Nigeria on broad the sensitisation and training session for experience sharing on the conduct of the second cycle review of Nigeria.

The APRM is a voluntary self-assessment criterion for the sole purpose of championing transformative leadership through the sharing of experiences amongst the 39 member states.

This was agreed upon by African member countries in 2003.