Uzodimma to declare open South-east zonal validation exercise for self-assessment report of African peer review mechanism




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Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma

OWERRI – Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma will Thursday, July 15, 2021 declare open the South-East Zonal Validation Exercise for the Country self-Assessment Report (CSAR) of the African Peer Mechanism (APRM) in Owerri, the State Capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on June 23, 2021 given approval for the conduct of the Second Peer Review of the Federal of Nigeria, particularly the Validation Exercise of the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) by the Country Review Mission.

The Validation Exercise of the Country Self-Assessment Report on the ongoing Second Peer Review of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will take place across six geo-political zones of the country, plus the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Owerri Town Hall meeting, which will take place at the Imo Concorde Hotel, will be a gathering of critical stakeholders from the South East, with Imo State as the host.

State actors expected at meeting include of the Federal and State Executive Council, members of the National/State Assembly, members of the Federal/State Judiciary, officials from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA), officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC), and officials of security agencies, paramilitary organisations, anti-graft agencies, the (NYSC) and Budget and National Planning.

Also expected at the Town Hall meeting are non-state actors such as members of the civil society organisations or non-governmental organisations and private sector actors.

The list includes but not limited to members of the Organised Private Sector, Mass Media, Political Parties, Originations, Women bodies, Labour/Trade Unions, Professional Associations like those of Doctors and Lawyers (NMA and NBA), Youth/Children’s Organizations and Organizations of the Physically-challenged.

Also expected at the meeting are senior citizens’ organisations, traditional rulers, ethnic/cultural associations, religious /faith based organisations and Nigerian diaspora groups.

Those expected from the private sector include officials of financial Institutions, ICT, Research Institutes, Chamber of Commerce, Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries and Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), among others.