Princess Gloria Akobundu, National Coordinator, Chief Executive officer, African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development/(AUDA-NEPAD), calls for more cooperation among Nigerian stakeholders on job creation to greatly engage the teeming population.
This was said on Saturday in a statement signed on Saturday by Abolade Ogundimu, Media Assistant to the C.E.O of AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria.
Akobundu sued for patriotic collaboration among corporate and individual citizens of Nigeria as the world marks International Day of Cooperatives on July 6, to emphasise importance of teamwork to achieve set objectives.
AUDA-NEPAD Boss added that Nigerians should also collectively discourage and shun illegal migration.
According to National Coordinator of AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria, the call becomes more important as the nation’s developmental strides are stiffened by discordant tunes from banditry, insurgency to kdnapping and ritual killings.
“More cooperation among stakeholders in every sector of the economy is needed now more than ever before.
” The whole world including Africa is moving on fast, let us cooperate with one another as a nation in order not to be left behind in any economic sector.
“Let us come together to support public and private efforts on development while we should also unite as a people against any action that will clog the nation’s wheel of development.
“Together, let’s tap into development and positive engagement of our energetic workforce for National growth which will not only provide economic infrastructures but also help in eliminating the scourge of illegal migration.
” It is more worrisome as it has led to untimely deaths and harrowing hardship for majority of those treading on such dangerous path.
“Niigeria has always been at the forefront of African Union’s (AU) resolve to global greatness through development of Africa’s human and other resources,” she said.
She urged citizens to increase their support to government efforts towards achieving these goals, saying “our great nation- Nigeria, can be at the forefront of continental greatness”.
The agency’s C.E.O added that “this is line with the mandate of AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria and we shall continue to partner with relevant stakeholders within and outside the country in order to promote national development”.
The United Nations’ International Day of Co-operatives has been observed jointly alongside International Co-operative Day since 1995.
Goals of the Day are majorly: to increase awareness on cooperatives and : to complementarily highlight the goals and objectives of UN and the international cooperative movement.