Nigeria @61: Concerted Effort, Unalloyed Patriotism Key To More Progress – Akobundu

Nigeria @61: Concerted Effort, Unalloyed Patriotism Key To More Progress – Akobundu

By Joel Ajayi 

Peace and prosperity of  Nigeria lie in citizen’s resolve to put the nation first in all they do, they should show more love for the country,  celebrate her victories and  things that bind bind them together, says  Princess Gloria Akobundu,  National Coordinator/ CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria.

In a statement signed by Media Assistant to National Coordinator/CEO,AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria, Abolade Ogundimu, Princesd Akobundu made the call in her Independence Anniversary message to the staff and Management of the Agency.

According to the CEO, everyone  should contribute positive quota towards surmounting societal challenges.”Every nation today is challenged to improve on whatever it has achieved,  let’s join hands to restore peace so that we can harness our abundant human and natural resources.

“All effort to engage our youths in productive ventures just like the Federal Government of president Muhammad Buhari is doing,as well as sub national governments,  must be supported and given the needed attention.

“The successes  recorded by our heros past must not be reversed. Let’s collectively work for the good of all and our country Nigeria,” she said.On how AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria had comtributed its quota under her stewardship,  she referenced its Flagship programmes. 

” President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment and supports for a prosperous Nigeria as being implemented through various Ministries,  Departments and Agencies should be embraced for the benefit of all Nigerians.

“The cooperation given to Flagship programmes of AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria under  my watch, especially the ongoing APRM Second Peer Review of the Country and the upcoming launching of ‘AUDA-NEPAD Initiative to Strengthen Smallholder Farmers Capabilities amid COVID-19 Pandemic’ should be sustained.

“The programmes centre on how good governance can be deepened and how economy can be strengthened from the grassroots to the national level.

“Our Flagship programmes are in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within 10 years, which will lead to ‘Nigeria We Want’ and Agenda-2063 , Africa We Want’.

Akobundu concluded saying ,God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  God bless every living and departed Nigerian.

“The successful conclusion of the ongoing APRM Second Peer Review of Nigeria is expected  to make the Country first in West Africa and the fourth in Africa to have voluntarily submitted herself for assessment on where the nation was, where it is and where it should be. 

“There is no gainsaying, that the Nation stand to gain a lot if the Agency’s programmes continue to enjoy cooperation of both State and Non-state actors”.

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