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Africa needs innovative ideas, says NIPSS DG

Grace Edema

The Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Prof. Habu Galadima, has said

Nigeria and Africa need creative and innovative ideas to solve the problems confronting the continent.

Galadima spoke at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NIPSS, the Dantiye Centre for Good Leadership and Journalism and the JS Centre for Governance and Security Policy Initiative.

Also present at the signing was the Chairman of the Dantiye Centre, Emeritus Prof. Munzali Jibril; and the Chairman of the CGPSI, Dr Jonathan Sandy, represented by Dr Tony Karbo.

Galadima said, “With the insurgency in the Sahel impacting parts of Nigeria and a number of other countries in the region; political tensions, often related to elections, disputes over trade and regional protocols, significant climate changes affecting the largely agrarian economies of the region, not to mention the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications for public policy, the world is going through a period that tasks the creative energy, innovative spirit and imagination of institutions such as NIPSS.”

Galadima, however, said the problems confronting the world also presented unique opportunities, adding that the MoU would provide the framework for the institute to seize the opportunities.

He said, “We are confident that this partnership will assist Nigeria and other countries in the sub-region in the quest to promote collaborative politics; the ECOWAS protocols on good governance; the African Union Charter on Democracy and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Source: punchng.com