Chairman of NEPAD coordinators call for independent funding of programmes




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ABUJA – Dr Tex Wariboko, the Chairman NEPAD Coordinators Forum, has called for the funding NEPAD Nigeria .
Wariboko told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on that funding of NEPAD Nigeria by the government would fast track development.

“We need to implement most of the of NEPAD.

“The budget of NEPAD Nigeria has to be so as to let fulfill its mandate without fear or favour,’’ Wariboko said.

He said the objectives of NEPAD Nigeria revolved round good health, economy, small and medium entrepreneurship development, good governance, education, women empowerment and agriculture.[eap_ad_2]

“We have challenges of training and retraining of staff that are being seconded to us by some ministries on NEPAD skills.

“They are often rotated, after years they are pulled out to and we have to train another new staff,’’ he said.

Wariboko said that the recent retreat for NEPAD Nigeria coordinators and focal officers availed them the opportunity to discuss funding issues that would fast track the implementation of its mandate.

believe that we still need some autonomous framework in the legal aspect of NEPAD that is enabling laws to be able to deliver efficiently.’’ (NAN)[eap_ad_3]