NEPAD; Combining Proficiency of Service , To Additional Year Anniversary, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development NEPAD under the leadership of Mrs Gloria Akobundu has redirected the 2063 agenda for Africa on a high pedestal.

In line with Lusaka Zambia’s declaration of July 2001, NEPAD was convened as an economic development program at the 37th session of the African Union Development Agency AUDA , the program was domesticated in Nigeria under a robust leadership to drive the vision , policy framework to accelerate economic development, integration and cooperation among African nations.

With renewed vigour under the current leadership, no doubt the vision of the founding fathers to accelerate the socio-economic growth of African continent cannot be overemphasized.

Encapsulated along it’s socio-economic flagship, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development NEPAD indepthly construed along it’s cardinal objectives towards achieving it’s basic four primary objectives of eradicating poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, integrate Africa in the world economy, as well as empowerment of women in line with AU mission and vision.

With strategic programs divided across priority lines like promotion of Agriculture and food security, climate change and natural resources management, regional development, human development among many others.

Under a proactive leadership in Nigeria, Akobundu has set the ball rolling through its major and minor operations according to the compendium of Africa’s Union AU development.

No doubt, it had carried out the basic statutory functions that had reduced to the barest minimum the negative consequences both at the national and sub-national level based on the template of operation.

It had also embarked on job and project execution, partnership with institutions, inline with National Program of Action (NPOA), it’s decade of action 2063 to ensure seamless projects and programs implementation and integration.

This was geared towards realignment and enlightenment of strategies to not only improve the quality of lives of the people, but ensured the deliverance of pro poor programs.

It engaged in multi level partnerships, private sector, CSO’s, donor agencies and multinationals to deliver effectively and efficiently it’s services.

Inline with AU resolution, NEPAD had ensured it is playing key roles in Africa Peer Review Mechanism APRM to ensure best practices, development and good governance among AU member nations, with Nigeria’s commitment to transform life by 2063 in the continent.

All these cardinal objectives of Africa Union Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD in collaboration with APRM, to achieve voluntary national review VNR and it’s core mandate, through domestication at both national and sub-national levels.

Akobundu’s management roles had placed the 2063 agenda seamless and achievable not only in Nigeria but across African continent.

The zeal been displayed in the last few years at the mantle of leadership was unperturbed as it’s performance kept waxing stronger by the day.

This unique performances and achievements was a demonstration of the celebration of her birthday, held on the Friday, 25th November, 2022 to commemorate the occasion.

With renewed vigour , it is our wish that Almighty God will spare you more years to continue in your strides for humanitarian development and advancement at the continental fora.

 

YUSUF writes from Abuja,he can be reached on yus.abubakar3@gmail.com.

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