Group tasks Tinubu, Ganduje on APC research institute

Centre for Applied Policy and Social Advocacy, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), has urged President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Ganduje to ensure immediate take off of the party’s national think-thank, known as The Progressives Institute (TPI).

The Executive Head, of the group, Mohammed Bello, made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, after its first quarter policy review on Nigerian Political Progress (NPP).

Bello commended Tinubu and Ganduje led National Working Committee of the APC for their keen interest at setting up the world institute for the ruling party.

He said that the institute had the potential to enhance the policy capacity of the party and accelerate the popularity of the party’s programs and achievements of the government.

‘A ruling party as big as the APC deserves such a world class Institute because this will provide public office holders with new and modern trends in corporate governance.

‘We appeal to the leader
ship of the APC to ensure such a beautiful baby is born without further delay,’ he said.

Bello also expressed confidence that the institute when established would strengthen APC policy formulation and expand its impact of the government.

He added that the institute would provide an avenue for the party to measure the impact of government polices and programs on the Nigerian masses.

‘We are optimistic that such a world class institute will enhance democratic practice in Nigeria and provide the ruling party the opportunity to engage Nigerians in a robust discussion.

‘It will bridge communication gap between the party, Nigeria’s political elites, the civil society groups, the media as well as international community hence this will promote inclusiveness and educate public officials on corporate governance,’ he said.

Bello, while commending the federal government numerous reforms towards a genuine socio-economic development, urged Tinubu not to relent on its lofty reforms no matter how tough they were.

rce: News Agency of Nigeria