Ganduje says APC will raise the quality of political discourse in Nigeria
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Dr Abdullahi Umar-Ganduje, has expressed the determination of the party to raise the quality of political discourse in Nigeria.
Dr Ganduje made the remark at a one day validation conference on the draft handbook of The Progressives Institute, in Abuja.
This he said would be achieved through through very well defined ideological prisms.
The APC Chairman explained that the Handbook was developed as part of deliberate efforts to establish a world-class intellectual resource centre.
“The establishment of the Progressive Institute is a platform not only to enhance the intellectual foundation of the party, but also to strengthen the process of decision-making through the deployment of research-driven, empirical and accountable approaches in the APC’s operations.
“The Progressive Institute will play a dual role for the APC. It will function as a Think Tank as well as an intellectual Resource Centre. As a Think Tank it will undertake research either on its own or under the directives of the party, focusing on policies and programmes of governments under the APC platform. This will enhance the capacity to effectively play its role. It will also undertake capacity building activities for our members.
Ganduje added that In both roles, the centre will carry out research on progressive ideals and their programmatic implications while also developing the curriculum for ideological training for members of the APC including those in government.
The former Vice Chancellor University of Abuja Professor Nuhu Yaqub, stated that members of the institute would be trained on how to impart democracy and use it to develop the country.