AU Must Be Reformed To Stay Relevant – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union (AU) for it to be more functional in meeting targets.

The President, who made the proposition during an intervention at the ongoing virtual 34th AU Summit, warned the organisation would become stale, except it becomes more result oriented.

The President’s message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Sunday.

“As your excellences are no doubt aware, global realities demand that the AU be overhauled, if it must remain relevant in intergovernmental processes. We must work concertedly to ensure a productive, self-sufficient and purpose driven organization that will fully serve the interests of the people.

“As we commence the operationalisation of this new structure and system, Nigeria demands a truly reformed, efficient and effective AU Commission, one that is fully committed to the discharge of its duties and responsibilities.’’