ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his visionary leadership and the unveiling of the 8-point Agenda, noting that it remains a crucial step towards addressing the pressing issues affecting the poor and excluded, especially women.
The AAN particularly applauded the President’s emphasis on the urgency, innovation, and the commitment to deliver quality standard of life to all Nigerians.
Speaking in Abuja, ActionAid Nigeria’s Country Director, Andrew Mamedu stated that: ‘‘The 8-Point Agenda, encompassing critical areas such as food security, ending poverty, economic growth, job creation, access to capital, improved security, a fair playing field, rule of law, and the fight against corruption, reflects the aspirations of the citizens for a more inclusive and prosperous society,” buy however urged the President and the Federal Government to incorporate clear and measurable indicators of achievement for each agenda, insisting that transparent and quantifiable milestones are essential to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of progress, which, in turn, will enhance accountability and public trust.
ActionAid Nigeria also called upon President Tinubu to encourage all tiers of government responsible for implementing the 8-Point Agenda to partner with the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) actively, noting that “CSOs possess valuable expertise, community rootedness, and the ability to mobilise citizens for effective engagement in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of these crucial initiatives. ActionAid is also committed to playing its part in this process and we are open to collaborative partnerships with other CSOs to ensure that the benefits of the 8-Point Agenda reach those who need them the most.”
Mamedu said ActionAid Nigeria is optimistic about the positive impacts that the 8-Point Agenda can have on the lives of Nigerians and the organisation looks forward to working closely with the government and fellow CSOs to turn these ambitious plans into tangible actions that will improve the well-being of Nigerians.
ActionAid Nigeria is a social justice non-governmental organisation working to eradicate poverty and all forms of injustice in Nigeria. It is an affiliate member of the ActionAid International Federation with a presence in 45 countries, and works in solidarity with people living in poverty and exclusion to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication towards achieving a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.