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Sen:Ibrahim stresses the need to enhance aid effectiveness in Nigeria.

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Words: Ihegazie Hope Chidinma

Senator representing Kwara central, Oloriegbe Yahaya Ibrahim has stressed the need to enhance Aid effectiveness in Nigeria as an Aid independent count.

Ibrahim made this statement Wednesday in a motion which states the need to make development Aids more effective to work in Nigeria.

Ibrahim disclosed that Nigeria as a developing country still receives aids from bilateral developed countries and multilateral organizations, adding that the major areas of aids provisions is in the social, economic and growth sectors.

He said, “on the global level, donor interest in coordination has also increased in recent years, the recent examples are the Paris Declaration on Aids Effectiveness 2005 and Accra High level Forum on Aid Effectiveness 2008, where partnership commitments with results and mutual accountability were further specified.

“There is an urgent need to review the current situation with a view of establishing an overarching donor harmonization, implementation and monitoring framework to enhance aid effectiveness in Nigeria”.

He bothered that the absence of fundamental reforms to current management structures at the donor and country level may risk continued inefficiencies, delivery, failures, weak capacity of local institutions and ultimately, unnecessary delay in increasing employment, reduction in poverty, avoidable death and disease among the poor.

He therefore direct the National Planning Commission to develop a policy framework that creates mechanisms for development cooperation and aid effectiveness in Nigeria, adding that they should join hand with house of Assemblies to domesticate and implement federal policies and laws that will enable the states to achieve aids effectiveness.

The motion was seconded by Senator orji Uzor Kalu representing Abia North Senatorial district and Senator Muhammad Hassan representing Zamfara Central.

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