On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said that African policy experts had highly praised his administration’s improvements to the election, pension, tax, and monetary systems.
He said this as he urged African Union members to adopt a peer review and peer-to-peer learning culture in order to provide proactive and effective leadership on the continent.
A statement from Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, claims that Buhari gave a speech at the unveiling of Nigeria’s National Programme of Action and Second Country Review Report.
The statement was titled ‘President Buhari launches 2nd country review report, says peer review good for strong leadership in Africa.’
It reads: ‘‘It comes with a strong mandate on New Partnership for Africa’s Development and African Peer Review Mechanism, especially now that the continent is gearing towards the implementation of the Second Ten Year Development Plan to consolidate and seek the acceleration of better society.
‘‘As a Government, we are proud of the steady progress being made in the country as stated by the Report and will continue to support the APRM Process and to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of the Report implementation.
‘‘I am very much aware of the five pillars of APRM: Democracy and Political Governance, Economic Governance, Socio-Economic Governance, Corporate Governance, and Cross-Cutting Issues which are the nucleus of good governance and upon which the Second Review was conducted.
‘‘This process has further strengthened the values and gains of our democracy so far, while reporting on the gaps which most of this administration’s reforms and policies including the Executive Orders signed into law are poised to address.
‘‘I am aware of the high commendations of Nigerian best practices worthy of emulation such as: Electoral Reform; Pension Reform; Tax Law Reform; Digitalisation of Performance Management System; Judiciary Reform; Institutionalization of corporate governance; Monetary policy Reform and Fight Against Corruption,” Buhari said.
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