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Published On: Thu, Nov 5th, 2020

NEPAD seeks NASS support to combat poverty, reform

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By Christiana Ekpa

The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of the AUD-NEPAD/APRM, Princess Gloria Akobundu on Wednesday solicited the support of the National Assembly in strengthening the Agency towards combating the scourge of poverty across the country.
Princess Akobundu gave the charge during the 2021 budget defence held at the instance of the joint Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees of Integration and Cooperation in Africa, co-chaired by Senator Chimaroke Nnamani and Hon. Mohammed Bago.
In her presentation, Princess Akobundu explained that the team was in National Assembly to discuss the budget and how to work together to move our dear country forward.
“My plea to this respected House, you gave me the job to overseeing us and seeing us perform with the little or nothing we had in the past. But with your commitment to ensuring that NEPAD succeeds and will move this country forward, we want to plead that you look into our budget and assist us because it’s very lean.
In his remarks, chairman, House Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa, observed that the Committee had during the recent oversight function to NEPAD seen the performance.
“We have gone on oversight and during the oversight, we have seen their performance. I think we have briefed you accordingly, and I think based on the prevailing situation it will also be very wise for them to make their inputs for 2021,” he urged.
Hon. Bago who noted that the joint committees had reviewed the budget before the arrival of the team, explained that everybody has the draft copy of the budget which we are also working on.”

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