IPAC Chairman, Yagbagi Sani with representatives of the China, International Republican Institute (IRI) and National planning Commission. Photo: Ogochukwu Okoronkwo/Radio Nigeria
IPAC says it will introduce programs and activities that would help in the governance and empower political parties as well as put the legislators on their toes to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
IPAC Chairman, Alhaji Yagbagi Sani stated this on Thursday when representatives of the China, International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Planning Commission visited IPAC headquarters in Abuja.
Alhaji Sani also said IPAC activities would also be taken down to the States level to ensure that Governors provide basic amenities for the benefit of those at the grassroots.
“One of the programs we will use is peer review mechanism, meaning that we want to be able to measure the performances of our Governors in providing the seventeen Sustainability Development Goals, SDGs.”
Some of the SDGs included how to reduce poverty, hunger, quality education, gender equality, clean water amongst many other variables.
Alhaji Sani said they decided to meet with the development partners to assist them with the methodology and logistics as well as the best way to implement the laudable projects.
Responding, Director and Head of Political section in the Chinese embassy Du Sheng promised to support IPAC to
carry out the Peer Review Mechanisms to assist the country compete favorably in the comity of nations.
He also said they would collaborate with IPAC to strengthen other political parties to deepen democracy in the country.
Du Sheng urged IPAC to also collaborate with the political parties in China with a view to exchanging ideas on how to assist each other for the benefits of both countries.
Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade