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  •   Charity Migwi Africa Regional Activist 350 Org an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 that cleanup is key to just transition of fossil fuels He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables According to their issues greenhouse gas GHG emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks such as the devastating floods in Nigeria The climate change crisis that we are witnessing especially in Africa is due to gas emissions This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land protect the water resources so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people s energy needs it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner sustainable and even cheaper said The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria s energy needs 350 Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy a global grassroots movement The organization is among several other civil society organizations CSOs at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises reports that COP 27 which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will end on November 18 www news ng edited Source Credit NAN
    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up
      Charity Migwi Africa Regional Activist 350 Org an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 that cleanup is key to just transition of fossil fuels He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables According to their issues greenhouse gas GHG emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks such as the devastating floods in Nigeria The climate change crisis that we are witnessing especially in Africa is due to gas emissions This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land protect the water resources so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people s energy needs it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner sustainable and even cheaper said The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria s energy needs 350 Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy a global grassroots movement The organization is among several other civil society organizations CSOs at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises reports that COP 27 which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will end on November 18 www news ng edited Source Credit NAN
    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up
    Environment3 months ago

    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up

    Charity Migwi, Africa Regional Activist, 350. Org, an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

    Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), that cleanup is key to just transition. of fossil fuels.

    He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta, and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables.

    According to their issues, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks, such as the devastating floods in Nigeria.

    “The climate change crisis that we are witnessing, especially in Africa, is due to gas emissions.

    “This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa, and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them.

    “So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land, protect the water resources, so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet.

    “Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people's energy needs, it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria, there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner, sustainable and even cheaper ", said.

    The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria's energy needs.

    350. Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis, with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy, a global grassroots movement.

    The organization is among several other civil society organizations (CSOs) at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises.

    reports that COP 27, which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30,000 delegates, will end on November 18. (www.news..ng)

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  •   The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has asked Nigerians to start collecting and verifying their Permanent Voter Cards PVC early to avoid rushing Alhaji Yahaya Bello Resident Electoral Commissioner REC of FCT INEC made the call Thursday in Abuja at a press conference Bello said the main purpose of the press conference was to educate Nigerians on the issue of voter registration viewing He said that as of November 12 the INEC will begin to display the registry for the purposes of claims and objections The neighbors could go through the registry in their respective localities and see if there are problems to be able to raise them This is to ensure our record is cleared this exhibit will begin at 9 am to 3 pm daily in the registration areas or hall levels While from November 19 to 26 it will be held at the area council offices We have concluded the CVR and many people participated it is clear that we have devised new media that is a departure from the previous election he said Bello said that everyone who participated in the search was being identified and notified via SMS to come collect their PVCs He said the response had been excellent especially INEC s partnership with Yaiga Africa a CSO that spends its time improving participation in the electoral process Before we started this SMS process there was a low level of PVCs in all the councils in the area as low as 15 collections a day even in AMAC However it has now risen to almost 150 percent in some cases even 180 percent Bello said the process was to help Nigerians move away from the fire brigade approach of the past He said that INEC had developed many technologies to make elections more credible and transparent Therefore he encouraged Nigerians to also follow the example of the INEC PVCs instead of waiting until the 11th hour Bello said it was the responsibility of political parties to get involved in voter education to inform people about the use of technology in elections and the changes in them to prevent violence ballot theft among others He said it would no longer be business as usual because violence would not add value to the electoral process due to the introduction of technology It was done in Ekiti Osun Anambra so political parties have no choice but to focus on issue based campaigns and courting voters rather than planning to engage in political violence he said edited Source Credit NAN
    INEC calls for early collection of PVCs
      The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has asked Nigerians to start collecting and verifying their Permanent Voter Cards PVC early to avoid rushing Alhaji Yahaya Bello Resident Electoral Commissioner REC of FCT INEC made the call Thursday in Abuja at a press conference Bello said the main purpose of the press conference was to educate Nigerians on the issue of voter registration viewing He said that as of November 12 the INEC will begin to display the registry for the purposes of claims and objections The neighbors could go through the registry in their respective localities and see if there are problems to be able to raise them This is to ensure our record is cleared this exhibit will begin at 9 am to 3 pm daily in the registration areas or hall levels While from November 19 to 26 it will be held at the area council offices We have concluded the CVR and many people participated it is clear that we have devised new media that is a departure from the previous election he said Bello said that everyone who participated in the search was being identified and notified via SMS to come collect their PVCs He said the response had been excellent especially INEC s partnership with Yaiga Africa a CSO that spends its time improving participation in the electoral process Before we started this SMS process there was a low level of PVCs in all the councils in the area as low as 15 collections a day even in AMAC However it has now risen to almost 150 percent in some cases even 180 percent Bello said the process was to help Nigerians move away from the fire brigade approach of the past He said that INEC had developed many technologies to make elections more credible and transparent Therefore he encouraged Nigerians to also follow the example of the INEC PVCs instead of waiting until the 11th hour Bello said it was the responsibility of political parties to get involved in voter education to inform people about the use of technology in elections and the changes in them to prevent violence ballot theft among others He said it would no longer be business as usual because violence would not add value to the electoral process due to the introduction of technology It was done in Ekiti Osun Anambra so political parties have no choice but to focus on issue based campaigns and courting voters rather than planning to engage in political violence he said edited Source Credit NAN
    INEC calls for early collection of PVCs
    General news3 months ago

    INEC calls for early collection of PVCs

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked Nigerians to start collecting and verifying their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) early to avoid rushing.

    Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of FCT INEC, made the call Thursday in Abuja at a press conference.

    Bello said the main purpose of the press conference was to educate Nigerians on the issue of voter registration viewing.

    He said that as of November 12, the INEC will begin to display the registry for the purposes of claims and objections.

    “The neighbors could go through the registry in their respective localities and see if there are problems to be able to raise them.

    “This is to ensure our record is cleared; this exhibit will begin at 9 am to 3 pm daily in the registration areas or hall levels.

    “While from November 19 to 26 it will be held at the area council offices.

    "We have concluded the CVR and many people participated, it is clear that we have devised new media that is a departure from the previous election," he said.

    Bello said that everyone who participated in the search was being identified and notified via SMS to come collect their PVCs.

    He said the response had been excellent, especially INEC's partnership with Yaiga Africa, a CSO that spends its time improving participation in the electoral process.

    “Before we started this SMS process, there was a low level of PVCs in all the councils in the area, as low as 15 collections a day, even in AMAC.

    “However, it has now risen to almost 150 percent, in some cases even 180 percent.

    Bello said the process was to help Nigerians move away from the fire brigade approach of the past.

    He said that INEC had developed many technologies to make elections more credible and transparent.

    Therefore, he encouraged Nigerians to also follow the example of the INEC PVCs instead of waiting until the 11th hour.

    Bello said it was the responsibility of political parties to get involved in voter education to inform people about the use of technology in elections and the changes in them to prevent violence, ballot theft, among others.

    He said it would no longer be business as usual because violence would not add value to the electoral process due to the introduction of technology.

    "It was done in Ekiti, Osun, Anambra, so political parties have no choice but to focus on issue-based campaigns and courting voters rather than planning to engage in political violence," he said.

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  •   Civil Society Organizations CSOs accused Education Director Mallam Adamu Adamu of the National Educational Research Development Council NERDC on Tuesday for removing sex education from Nigeria s educational curriculum Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine Ms Toyin Chukwudozie speaking on behalf of 53 organizations in a statement in Abuja disagreed with the directive The Nigerian News Agency reports that the minister at the 66th Ministerial Session of the National Council of Education NCE had given the directive to remove sex education from the curriculum The minister argued that sex education should be left to parents and religious institutions and not taught in schools in a way that would further corrupt young children who have access to phones and technology But Chukwudozie said that anyone who has interacted with the curriculum will know that it is designed to provide support and guidance to teens and young adults These young people need to navigate through the changing phases of their lives that are so critical and that they mostly experience while going through basic and upper secondary education This development is very unsightly and erodes 20 years of progress made by education and other state and non state actors to provide a comprehensive education that meets the needs of students at different levels It appears that the minister has not been given the proper information and advice on the Nigerian Family Life and HIV Education FLHE curriculum the path to having this curriculum and the impact for adolescents and the young The FLHE curriculum was approved by the NCE in 2002 due to the HIV AIDS epidemic and the continuing rise in incidents among adolescents and youth It is imperative to adopt strategies that put this vulnerable group at the center of prevention and response one of those strategies was the adaptation to the school curriculum he said According to Chukwudozie the FLHE curriculum is a planned educational process that encourages the acquisition of factual information the formation of positive attitudes beliefs and values as well as the development of skills She said that this would help them deal with the biological psychological socio cultural and spiritual aspects of human life He said the curriculum was intended to provide information and skills that were necessary for young people to make rational decisions about their bodies He added that the curriculum was not against any religious or cultural group or teachings in the country It is pertinent to mention that parents teachers traditional and religious leaders policy makers and executors from all the states of the federation actively participated in the drafting of the content of the FLHE As with a curriculum that has been in place for 20 years enormous resources have been invested in making this implementation effective by government donors and civil society alike From research numerous consultations and workshops to effectively incorporate it into school subjects working with the NERDC to training teachers so they are equipped to effectively deliver lessons The implementation addresses and supports students in navigating experiences that come with their social physical and mental development he said The executive director also recalled that in June 2022 the minister signed on behalf of the government the Freetown Manifesto on Gender Transformative Leadership in Education pledging among other things to support strategies to address harmful gender norms in education the pedagogy According to her the FLHE is a strategy that the Ministry of Education has used to achieve this Civil society groups reject this sudden setback We as Nigerian parents educators students and advocates look forward to conversations on how we will improve the quality of FLHE program delivery and its long term sustainability We urge the 36 education commissioners to properly brief the minister on the implications of such a declaration and to fully support the implementation of FLHE with the allocation of adequate resources to reach millions of Nigerian students with life saving information and skills to reach their full potential potential she said Among the 53 CSOs that endorsed the declaration are the African Girls Empowerment Network the African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons ANAYD the Alliances for Africa AFA and the Amaclare Connect and Development Initiative CIDA Others are the Association for Reproductive and Family Health ARHF the Association for Positive Youth in Nigeria APYIN the Bella Foundation for Child and Maternal Care Bridge Connect Africa BCA and the Cara Development Foundation CDF Also on the list are the Cedar Seed Foundation Center for Girls Education in Africa CGE the Children and Youth Protection Foundation CYPF the Child Shield Initiative the Civil Society Coalition for End Child Marriage in Nigeria the Deaf Women Aloud initiative and DoFoundation International www edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs fault removal of sex education from educational curriculum
      Civil Society Organizations CSOs accused Education Director Mallam Adamu Adamu of the National Educational Research Development Council NERDC on Tuesday for removing sex education from Nigeria s educational curriculum Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine Ms Toyin Chukwudozie speaking on behalf of 53 organizations in a statement in Abuja disagreed with the directive The Nigerian News Agency reports that the minister at the 66th Ministerial Session of the National Council of Education NCE had given the directive to remove sex education from the curriculum The minister argued that sex education should be left to parents and religious institutions and not taught in schools in a way that would further corrupt young children who have access to phones and technology But Chukwudozie said that anyone who has interacted with the curriculum will know that it is designed to provide support and guidance to teens and young adults These young people need to navigate through the changing phases of their lives that are so critical and that they mostly experience while going through basic and upper secondary education This development is very unsightly and erodes 20 years of progress made by education and other state and non state actors to provide a comprehensive education that meets the needs of students at different levels It appears that the minister has not been given the proper information and advice on the Nigerian Family Life and HIV Education FLHE curriculum the path to having this curriculum and the impact for adolescents and the young The FLHE curriculum was approved by the NCE in 2002 due to the HIV AIDS epidemic and the continuing rise in incidents among adolescents and youth It is imperative to adopt strategies that put this vulnerable group at the center of prevention and response one of those strategies was the adaptation to the school curriculum he said According to Chukwudozie the FLHE curriculum is a planned educational process that encourages the acquisition of factual information the formation of positive attitudes beliefs and values as well as the development of skills She said that this would help them deal with the biological psychological socio cultural and spiritual aspects of human life He said the curriculum was intended to provide information and skills that were necessary for young people to make rational decisions about their bodies He added that the curriculum was not against any religious or cultural group or teachings in the country It is pertinent to mention that parents teachers traditional and religious leaders policy makers and executors from all the states of the federation actively participated in the drafting of the content of the FLHE As with a curriculum that has been in place for 20 years enormous resources have been invested in making this implementation effective by government donors and civil society alike From research numerous consultations and workshops to effectively incorporate it into school subjects working with the NERDC to training teachers so they are equipped to effectively deliver lessons The implementation addresses and supports students in navigating experiences that come with their social physical and mental development he said The executive director also recalled that in June 2022 the minister signed on behalf of the government the Freetown Manifesto on Gender Transformative Leadership in Education pledging among other things to support strategies to address harmful gender norms in education the pedagogy According to her the FLHE is a strategy that the Ministry of Education has used to achieve this Civil society groups reject this sudden setback We as Nigerian parents educators students and advocates look forward to conversations on how we will improve the quality of FLHE program delivery and its long term sustainability We urge the 36 education commissioners to properly brief the minister on the implications of such a declaration and to fully support the implementation of FLHE with the allocation of adequate resources to reach millions of Nigerian students with life saving information and skills to reach their full potential potential she said Among the 53 CSOs that endorsed the declaration are the African Girls Empowerment Network the African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons ANAYD the Alliances for Africa AFA and the Amaclare Connect and Development Initiative CIDA Others are the Association for Reproductive and Family Health ARHF the Association for Positive Youth in Nigeria APYIN the Bella Foundation for Child and Maternal Care Bridge Connect Africa BCA and the Cara Development Foundation CDF Also on the list are the Cedar Seed Foundation Center for Girls Education in Africa CGE the Children and Youth Protection Foundation CYPF the Child Shield Initiative the Civil Society Coalition for End Child Marriage in Nigeria the Deaf Women Aloud initiative and DoFoundation International www edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs fault removal of sex education from educational curriculum
    Education3 months ago

    CSOs fault removal of sex education from educational curriculum

    Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) accused Education Director Mallam Adamu Adamu of the National Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) on Tuesday for removing sex education from Nigeria's educational curriculum.

    Executive Director of Education as a Vaccine, Ms. Toyin Chukwudozie, speaking on behalf of 53 organizations, in a statement in Abuja, disagreed with the directive.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the minister at the 66th Ministerial Session of the National Council of Education (NCE) had given the directive to remove sex education from the curriculum.

    The minister argued that sex education should be left to parents and religious institutions and not taught in schools in a way that would further corrupt young children who have access to phones and technology.

    But Chukwudozie said that anyone who has interacted with the curriculum will know that it is designed to provide support and guidance to teens and young adults.

    ”These young people need to navigate through the changing phases of their lives that are so critical, and that they mostly experience while going through basic and upper secondary education.

    “This development is very unsightly and erodes 20 years of progress made by education and other state and non-state actors to provide a comprehensive education that meets the needs of students at different levels.

    “It appears that the minister has not been given the proper information and advice on the Nigerian Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE) curriculum, the path to having this curriculum and the impact for adolescents and the young.

    ” The FLHE curriculum was approved by the NCE in 2002 due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the continuing rise in incidents among adolescents and youth.

    "It is imperative to adopt strategies that put this vulnerable group at the center of prevention and response, one of those strategies was the adaptation to the school curriculum," he said.

    According to Chukwudozie, the FLHE curriculum is a planned educational process that encourages the acquisition of factual information, the formation of positive attitudes, beliefs, and values, as well as the development of skills.

    She said that this would help them deal with the biological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual aspects of human life.

    He said the curriculum was intended to provide information and skills that were necessary for young people to make rational decisions about their bodies.

    He added that the curriculum was not against any religious or cultural group or teachings in the country.

    It is pertinent to mention that parents, teachers, traditional and religious leaders, policy makers and executors from all the states of the federation actively participated in the drafting of the content of the FLHE.

    “As with a curriculum that has been in place for 20 years, enormous resources have been invested in making this implementation effective by government, donors and civil society alike.

    ” From research, numerous consultations and workshops to effectively incorporate it into school subjects working with the NERDC, to training teachers so they are equipped to effectively deliver lessons.

    “The implementation addresses and supports students in navigating experiences that come with their social, physical and mental development,” he said.

    The executive director also recalled that in June 2022, the minister signed, on behalf of the government, the Freetown Manifesto on Gender Transformative Leadership in Education, pledging, among other things, to support strategies to address harmful gender norms in education. the pedagogy.

    According to her, the FLHE is a strategy that the Ministry of Education has used to achieve this.

    “Civil society groups reject this sudden setback. We, as Nigerian parents, educators, students, and advocates, look forward to conversations on how we will improve the quality of FLHE program delivery and its long-term sustainability.

    "We urge the 36 education commissioners to properly brief the minister on the implications of such a declaration and to fully support the implementation of FLHE with the allocation of adequate resources to reach millions of Nigerian students with life-saving information and skills to reach their full potential." potential". she said.

    Among the 53 CSOs that endorsed the declaration are the African Girls Empowerment Network, the African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons (ANAYD), the Alliances for Africa (AFA) and the Amaclare Connect and Development Initiative (CIDA).

    Others are the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARHF), the Association for Positive Youth in Nigeria (APYIN), the Bella Foundation for Child and Maternal Care, Bridge Connect Africa (BCA) and the Cara Development Foundation (CDF). ).

    Also on the list are the Cedar Seed Foundation Center for Girls' Education in Africa (CGE), the Children and Youth Protection Foundation (CYPF), the Child Shield Initiative, the Civil Society Coalition for End Child Marriage in Nigeria, the Deaf Women Aloud initiative and DoFoundation International. (www)

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  •   Lorraine Chiponda Facilitator Dont Gas Aftica a civil society organization CSO has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 27 The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration We are facing a life threatening crisis that is the climate crisis which is caused which is caused by fossil fuels So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters Renewable energy is the way forward it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs said Chiponda He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies mainly from Europe USA to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries Oil companies need to make the transition themselves they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused They have devastated the environment they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged he said Harjeet Singh director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate loss and damage in Africa he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will attend COP27 COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves severe droughts and formidable storms all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency At the same time millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy food water and cost of living conflicts and heightened tensions In this adverse context some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1 5 degrees Celsius this century This the UN said is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change including droughts heat waves and more frequent and severe rains A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1 5 degrees centigrade per century Since COP26 in Glasgow only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables
      Lorraine Chiponda Facilitator Dont Gas Aftica a civil society organization CSO has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 27 The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration We are facing a life threatening crisis that is the climate crisis which is caused which is caused by fossil fuels So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters Renewable energy is the way forward it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs said Chiponda He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies mainly from Europe USA to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries Oil companies need to make the transition themselves they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused They have devastated the environment they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged he said Harjeet Singh director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate loss and damage in Africa he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will attend COP27 COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves severe droughts and formidable storms all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency At the same time millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy food water and cost of living conflicts and heightened tensions In this adverse context some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1 5 degrees Celsius this century This the UN said is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change including droughts heat waves and more frequent and severe rains A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1 5 degrees centigrade per century Since COP26 in Glasgow only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables
    Environment3 months ago

    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables

    Lorraine Chiponda, Facilitator, 'Dont Gas Aftica', a civil society organization (CSO) has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy.

    Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El-Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27).

    The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration.

    “We are facing a life-threatening crisis, that is the climate crisis, which is caused, which is caused by fossil fuels.

    “So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters.

    “Renewable energy is the way forward, it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs,” said Chiponda.

    He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies (mainly from Europe, USA) to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa.

    The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries.

    “Oil companies need to make the transition themselves. they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused.

    "They have devastated the environment, they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged," he said.

    Harjeet Singh, director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network, also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate "loss and damage" in Africa. he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30,000 delegates will attend COP27.

    COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves, severe droughts and formidable storms, all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency.

    At the same time, millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy, food, water and cost of living, conflicts and heightened tensions.

    In this adverse context, some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels.

    COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

    According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030, compared to 2010 levels, to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century.

    This, the UN said, is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, including droughts, heat waves and more frequent and severe rains.

    A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward, efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees centigrade per century.

    Since COP26 in Glasgow, only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans.

    The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18.

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  •  The Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency Kaduna RUWASSA has taken steps to strengthen partnership with Civil Society Organisations and media in the implementation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH programmes The partnership is to also ensure effective implementation of the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene P WASH programme in the state The National Programme Coordinator P WASH Mrs Jummai Wakaso stated this in Kaduna on Thursday during a meeting with CSOs and journalists to strengthen partnership and collaboration for the project Wakaso who was represented by Mr Magaji Abubakar Chief Water Engineer of the programme explained that P WASH was a 15 year programme designed to improve rural water supply sanitation and hygiene She explained that the national multi sectoral collaborative programme inaugurated in 2016 was being driven by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources toward achieving SDGs 6 1 and 6 2 She said that the main objective was to prioritize the achievement of 100 per cent access to water supply and improved sanitation by 2030 in rural areas The coordinator said that the expected outcome was for all rural inhabitants to have access to safe and sustainable water and improved sanitation and hand washing facilities The programme is based on a counterpart machine grant between the Federal and States government where the federal government provides the same amount a state government provides for the programme The pilot programme has been successfully completed in Kano and Ogun states with the rehabilitation upgrade and construction of 738 water supply facilities in eight local government areas After the pilot the programme was scaled up to the remaining states and 34 states have indicated interest out of which 19 states were currently implementing the programme According to her the ability of Nigeria to increase access to water supply and sanitation depends largely on a systematic and holistic approach that coordinates all stakeholders inputs Also speaking the P WASH Communication Consultant Mr Umar Bari said that improved relationships among RUWASSA CSOs and media would improve rural WASH coverage and services in the state Bari explained that the objective of the meeting was to explore how best to strengthen partnership among various stakeholders to improve WASH services in rural communities This is in line with the objective of the programme which is to strengthen partnership across rural WASH sub sector to ensure federal government work with the state government towards achieving SDGs We strongly feel that RUWASSA should not be left alone to deliver the programme there is the need for CSOs to help strengthen policy advocacy and accountability in the WASH sector There is also the need for the media to help create the needed awareness and community mobilization to ensure a robust community participation in the programme he said Mr Haliru Birninyero Deputy Director Sanitation Kaduna RUWASSA said that the programme began with two LGAs namely Giwa and Kachia adding that plans have been concluded to scale up to additional three LGAs On his part Rev Kuzasuwat Peter State Coordinator Society for Water and Sanitation NEWSAN welcomed the development describing partnership with stakeholders as key to the success of the programme Peter said that the organisation was ready to partner with Kaduna RUWASSA in ensuring the goal of the programme was achieved Also Mr Emmanuel Bonet Executive Director AID Foundation suggested the establishment of an accountability mechanism to strengthen transparency and accountability in the WASH sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna rural agency, CSOs, media partner for effective implementation of P-WASH programme
     The Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency Kaduna RUWASSA has taken steps to strengthen partnership with Civil Society Organisations and media in the implementation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH programmes The partnership is to also ensure effective implementation of the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene P WASH programme in the state The National Programme Coordinator P WASH Mrs Jummai Wakaso stated this in Kaduna on Thursday during a meeting with CSOs and journalists to strengthen partnership and collaboration for the project Wakaso who was represented by Mr Magaji Abubakar Chief Water Engineer of the programme explained that P WASH was a 15 year programme designed to improve rural water supply sanitation and hygiene She explained that the national multi sectoral collaborative programme inaugurated in 2016 was being driven by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources toward achieving SDGs 6 1 and 6 2 She said that the main objective was to prioritize the achievement of 100 per cent access to water supply and improved sanitation by 2030 in rural areas The coordinator said that the expected outcome was for all rural inhabitants to have access to safe and sustainable water and improved sanitation and hand washing facilities The programme is based on a counterpart machine grant between the Federal and States government where the federal government provides the same amount a state government provides for the programme The pilot programme has been successfully completed in Kano and Ogun states with the rehabilitation upgrade and construction of 738 water supply facilities in eight local government areas After the pilot the programme was scaled up to the remaining states and 34 states have indicated interest out of which 19 states were currently implementing the programme According to her the ability of Nigeria to increase access to water supply and sanitation depends largely on a systematic and holistic approach that coordinates all stakeholders inputs Also speaking the P WASH Communication Consultant Mr Umar Bari said that improved relationships among RUWASSA CSOs and media would improve rural WASH coverage and services in the state Bari explained that the objective of the meeting was to explore how best to strengthen partnership among various stakeholders to improve WASH services in rural communities This is in line with the objective of the programme which is to strengthen partnership across rural WASH sub sector to ensure federal government work with the state government towards achieving SDGs We strongly feel that RUWASSA should not be left alone to deliver the programme there is the need for CSOs to help strengthen policy advocacy and accountability in the WASH sector There is also the need for the media to help create the needed awareness and community mobilization to ensure a robust community participation in the programme he said Mr Haliru Birninyero Deputy Director Sanitation Kaduna RUWASSA said that the programme began with two LGAs namely Giwa and Kachia adding that plans have been concluded to scale up to additional three LGAs On his part Rev Kuzasuwat Peter State Coordinator Society for Water and Sanitation NEWSAN welcomed the development describing partnership with stakeholders as key to the success of the programme Peter said that the organisation was ready to partner with Kaduna RUWASSA in ensuring the goal of the programme was achieved Also Mr Emmanuel Bonet Executive Director AID Foundation suggested the establishment of an accountability mechanism to strengthen transparency and accountability in the WASH sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kaduna rural agency, CSOs, media partner for effective implementation of P-WASH programme
    Environment3 months ago

    Kaduna rural agency, CSOs, media partner for effective implementation of P-WASH programme

    The Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (Kaduna RUWASSA) has taken steps to strengthen partnership with Civil Society Organisations and media in the implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes.

    The partnership is to also ensure effective implementation of the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (P-WASH) programme in the state.

    The National Programme Coordinator, P-WASH, Mrs Jummai Wakaso, stated this in Kaduna on Thursday during a meeting with CSOs and journalists to strengthen partnership and collaboration for the project.

    Wakaso, who was represented by Mr Magaji Abubakar, Chief Water Engineer of the programme, explained that P-WASH was a 15-year programme designed to improve rural water supply sanitation and hygiene.

    She explained that the national multi-sectoral collaborative programme inaugurated in 2016 was being driven by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources toward achieving SDGs 6.1 and 6.2. She said that the main objective was to prioritize the achievement of 100 per cent access to water supply and improved sanitation by 2030 in rural areas.

    The coordinator said that the expected outcome was for all rural inhabitants to have access to safe and sustainable water and improved sanitation and hand washing facilities.

    “The programme is based on a counterpart machine grant between the Federal and States government, where the federal government provides the same amount a state government provides for the programme.

    “The pilot programme has been successfully completed in Kano and Ogun states with the rehabilitation, upgrade, and construction of 738 water supply facilities in eight local government areas.

    “After the pilot, the programme was scaled up to the remaining states and 34 states have indicated interest out of which 19 states were currently implementing the programme.

    According to her, the ability of Nigeria to increase access to water supply and sanitation depends largely on a systematic and holistic approach that coordinates all stakeholders’ inputs.

    Also speaking, the P-WASH Communication Consultant, Mr Umar Bari, said that improved relationships among RUWASSA, CSOs and media would improve rural WASH coverage and services in the state.

    Bari explained that the objective of the meeting was to explore how best to strengthen partnership among various stakeholders to improve WASH services in rural communities.

    “This is in line with the objective of the programme which is to strengthen partnership across rural WASH sub-sector, to ensure federal government work with the state government towards achieving SDGs. “We strongly feel that RUWASSA should not be left alone to deliver the programme; there is the need for CSOs to help strengthen policy advocacy and accountability in the WASH sector.

    “There is also the need for the media to help create the needed awareness and community mobilization to ensure a robust community participation in the programme,” he said.

    Mr Haliru Birninyero, Deputy Director Sanitation, Kaduna RUWASSA), said that the programme began with two LGAs namely Giwa and Kachia, adding that plans have been concluded to scale up to additional three LGAs. On his part, Rev. Kuzasuwat Peter, State Coordinator, Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) welcomed the development, describing partnership with stakeholders as “key” to the success of the programme.

    Peter said that the organisation was ready to partner with Kaduna RUWASSA in ensuring the goal of the programme was achieved.

    Also, Mr Emmanuel Bonet, Executive Director, AID Foundation suggested the establishment of an accountability mechanism to strengthen transparency and accountability in the WASH sector.


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  •  Some experts say the media and Civil Society Organisations are critical in electoral processes and the deepening of democratic transition in Nigeria The experts made the declarations in Abuja at the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with the theme Policy Dialogue on Media Civil Society and Violence free Election in Nigeria The two day event was organised by the Ministry of Justice Management Conflict in Nigeria MCN programme of the European Union supervised by the British Council and the Kano State Government They agreed that these stakeholders are required to deliver to Nigerians free and fair elections with high integrity content to establish legitimate accountable and effective government at all levels Prof Tonnie Iredia former Director General Nigeria Television Authority NTA said that the media as watchdogs should do more than just report statements of information gathered but question issues for proper accountability by public servants Election is not an event but a process which encompasses many elements that will lead to democratic transition He advised that proper voter education should not be left to only INEC but that the media should be at the forefront of the advocacy He urged the media to be resourceful avoid being partisan and reject intemperate language while discharging their duties Iredia therefore urged the media to always interrogate issues and investigate information available to them to be able to give the public accurate and balanced information Prof Yemi Akinseye George President Centre for Socio Legal Studies reiterated that the role of Civil Society Organisations and Social Media in promoting violence free elections in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised There is an urgent need for an intervention into the underlying causes of electoral and political violence in Nigerian politics in other for democracy to prevail Mr Samuel Kargbo SAN urged the media and CSO s to strive to be the pro social accountability agents and the vanguard of the demand side of good governance Put out yourself to serve as agents of truth be on the side that strengthens the voice and capacity of citizens to directly demand greater accountability Transparency is the bedrock of accountability The media should always have access to comprehensive and up to date information about all processes at every level of the electoral process Hence the media must do a reality check on information and reports from INEC and use the information to educate the voters on their rights and the imperative of making informed decisions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media, CSO, critical stakeholders in democratic transition – Experts
     Some experts say the media and Civil Society Organisations are critical in electoral processes and the deepening of democratic transition in Nigeria The experts made the declarations in Abuja at the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with the theme Policy Dialogue on Media Civil Society and Violence free Election in Nigeria The two day event was organised by the Ministry of Justice Management Conflict in Nigeria MCN programme of the European Union supervised by the British Council and the Kano State Government They agreed that these stakeholders are required to deliver to Nigerians free and fair elections with high integrity content to establish legitimate accountable and effective government at all levels Prof Tonnie Iredia former Director General Nigeria Television Authority NTA said that the media as watchdogs should do more than just report statements of information gathered but question issues for proper accountability by public servants Election is not an event but a process which encompasses many elements that will lead to democratic transition He advised that proper voter education should not be left to only INEC but that the media should be at the forefront of the advocacy He urged the media to be resourceful avoid being partisan and reject intemperate language while discharging their duties Iredia therefore urged the media to always interrogate issues and investigate information available to them to be able to give the public accurate and balanced information Prof Yemi Akinseye George President Centre for Socio Legal Studies reiterated that the role of Civil Society Organisations and Social Media in promoting violence free elections in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised There is an urgent need for an intervention into the underlying causes of electoral and political violence in Nigerian politics in other for democracy to prevail Mr Samuel Kargbo SAN urged the media and CSO s to strive to be the pro social accountability agents and the vanguard of the demand side of good governance Put out yourself to serve as agents of truth be on the side that strengthens the voice and capacity of citizens to directly demand greater accountability Transparency is the bedrock of accountability The media should always have access to comprehensive and up to date information about all processes at every level of the electoral process Hence the media must do a reality check on information and reports from INEC and use the information to educate the voters on their rights and the imperative of making informed decisions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media, CSO, critical stakeholders in democratic transition – Experts
    General news3 months ago

    Media, CSO, critical stakeholders in democratic transition – Experts

    Some experts say the media and Civil Society Organisations are critical in electoral processes and the deepening of democratic transition in Nigeria.

    The experts made the declarations in Abuja at the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with the theme: “Policy Dialogue on Media, Civil Society and Violence-free Election in Nigeria”.

    The two day event was organised by the Ministry of Justice, Management Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) programme of the European Union supervised by the British Council and the Kano State Government.

    They agreed that these stakeholders are required to deliver to Nigerians free and fair elections with high integrity content to establish legitimate, accountable and effective government at all levels.

    Prof. Tonnie Iredia, former Director General, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) said that the media as watchdogs should do more than just report statements of information gathered but question issues for proper accountability by public servants.

    “Election is not an event but a process which encompasses many elements that will lead to democratic transition”.

    He advised that proper voter education should not be left to only INEC, but that the media should be at the forefront of the advocacy.

    He urged the media to be resourceful, avoid being partisan, and reject intemperate language while discharging their duties.

    Iredia, therefore, urged the media to always interrogate issues and investigate information available to them to be able to give the public accurate and balanced information.

    Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, President, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies reiterated that the role  of  Civil Society Organisations  and Social  Media  in  promoting  violence-free elections in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised.

    “There  is  an  urgent  need  for  an  intervention into the  underlying  causes  of  electoral  and political  violence  in  Nigerian  politics  in  other for democracy to prevail”.

    Mr Samuel Kargbo, SAN, urged the media and CSO’s to strive to be the pro-social accountability agents and the vanguard of the demand side of good governance.  

    “Put out yourself to serve as agents of truth, be on the side that strengthens the voice and capacity of citizens to directly demand greater accountability.

    ” Transparency is the bedrock of accountability.

    The media should always have access to comprehensive and up-to-date information about all processes at every level of the electoral process.

    “Hence, the media must do a reality check on information and reports from INEC and use the information to educate the voters on their rights and the imperative of making informed decisions”.


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  •  The Gombe State Executive Council SEC has approved N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year The state Commissioner for Finance Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly He said the N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154 61 billion for 2022 representing about 11 per cent increase The council he said approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders trade unions Civil Society Organisations CSOs among others as part of people engagement in budget preparations Meanwhile the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools hospitals and government agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal
     The Gombe State Executive Council SEC has approved N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year The state Commissioner for Finance Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly He said the N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154 61 billion for 2022 representing about 11 per cent increase The council he said approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders trade unions Civil Society Organisations CSOs among others as part of people engagement in budget preparations Meanwhile the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools hospitals and government agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal
    Economy3 months ago

    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal

    The Gombe State Executive Council (SEC) has approved N173.72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year.

    The state Commissioner for Finance, Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe.

    He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov. Inuwa Yahaya, approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly.

    He said the N173,72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154.61 billion for 2022, representing about 11 per cent increase.

    The council, he said, approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation, adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders, trade unions, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), among others, as part of people engagement in budget preparations.

    Meanwhile, the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state.

    The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools, hospitals and government agencies.


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  •  The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations have called for concrete action to address climate change for climate justice in the country The Executive Director of the GIFSEP Mr David Terungwa gave the call at the Africa Climate Caravan and Art competition by 19 schools in the FCT on Tuesday in Abuja Terugwa said that the event was organised by the GIFSEP and supported by Oxfarm He said that the demand for climate justice became necessary considering the upcoming UNFramework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC COP27 which would take place from Nov 6 to 18 in Egypt The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UNFCCC COP27 was a conference where countries come together to take action towards achieving the world s collective climate goals and its impact Terungwa said that the climate caravan was an initiative of Oxfam in Nigeria as part of the African Climate Caravan bringing CSOs and climate impacted communities together demanding for concrete climate action He said that the climate justice was all about inclusive and protection of the right of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change He said that the climate justice was to promote equity and ensure access to basic resources and for young people to live learn play and work in healthy and clean environment According to him the aim of the event is to unite all the CSOs in Africa to show that it is important that we demand for climate justice considering the impact of climate change on the continent This is a very important issue the art competition displayed by the students shows that the students are not ignorant of the climate change impact in the country We call on the government to go beyond signing agreements and policy statements without real action on the ground We lost over 600 people to flood with farms and farm lands washed away so many households are still living in Internally Displaced Camps with very slow response It is an issue of climate finance enough funds need to be released during the international negotiations COP27 to tackle all of these challenges he said The executive director said that the government had been signatory to the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and had signed the Climate Change Act into law adding that it was a great achievement He however said that Nigeria was lacking action and strong implementation of policies Terungwa said that more than a hundred African CSOs were currently traveling across 28 countries including Nigeria to Egypt to present their joint declaration He added that the country s participants were expecting their heads of state and government to defend the interests of their own populations In particularly by supporting the agro ecological transition and protecting the rights of farming communities We must as well emphasise on the request for promoting better representation of youth and women in decision making bodies We are also calling on the developed countries to live up to their climate commitments from the Paris Agreement he said The Climate Justice Coordinator for Oxfarm Mr Kenneth Akpan said that the programme was a collection of CSO s across each countries in African There was a need for coming together to have a unified opinion to approach the climate change table to amplify the voices of Africans particularly the vulnerable We all know that Africans suffer more of this climate change which has been leading to loss of lives and damage of property he said Akpan said that Nigeria needed at least N100 billion to approach and tackle the flood issues He said that there were many commitments by the government to put in place to ensure that the climate change law was being implemented but there were still more efforts to be done Miss Oluomachukwu Okafor from Government Girls School Dutse who spoke on behalf of other students said that the art work displayed by the schools was all about the effect and impact of climate change in the environment The art shows that climate change is living already with us and must have urgent attention to address it effectively she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate change: CSOs demand for climate justice
     The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation GIFSEP in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations have called for concrete action to address climate change for climate justice in the country The Executive Director of the GIFSEP Mr David Terungwa gave the call at the Africa Climate Caravan and Art competition by 19 schools in the FCT on Tuesday in Abuja Terugwa said that the event was organised by the GIFSEP and supported by Oxfarm He said that the demand for climate justice became necessary considering the upcoming UNFramework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC COP27 which would take place from Nov 6 to 18 in Egypt The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UNFCCC COP27 was a conference where countries come together to take action towards achieving the world s collective climate goals and its impact Terungwa said that the climate caravan was an initiative of Oxfam in Nigeria as part of the African Climate Caravan bringing CSOs and climate impacted communities together demanding for concrete climate action He said that the climate justice was all about inclusive and protection of the right of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change He said that the climate justice was to promote equity and ensure access to basic resources and for young people to live learn play and work in healthy and clean environment According to him the aim of the event is to unite all the CSOs in Africa to show that it is important that we demand for climate justice considering the impact of climate change on the continent This is a very important issue the art competition displayed by the students shows that the students are not ignorant of the climate change impact in the country We call on the government to go beyond signing agreements and policy statements without real action on the ground We lost over 600 people to flood with farms and farm lands washed away so many households are still living in Internally Displaced Camps with very slow response It is an issue of climate finance enough funds need to be released during the international negotiations COP27 to tackle all of these challenges he said The executive director said that the government had been signatory to the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and had signed the Climate Change Act into law adding that it was a great achievement He however said that Nigeria was lacking action and strong implementation of policies Terungwa said that more than a hundred African CSOs were currently traveling across 28 countries including Nigeria to Egypt to present their joint declaration He added that the country s participants were expecting their heads of state and government to defend the interests of their own populations In particularly by supporting the agro ecological transition and protecting the rights of farming communities We must as well emphasise on the request for promoting better representation of youth and women in decision making bodies We are also calling on the developed countries to live up to their climate commitments from the Paris Agreement he said The Climate Justice Coordinator for Oxfarm Mr Kenneth Akpan said that the programme was a collection of CSO s across each countries in African There was a need for coming together to have a unified opinion to approach the climate change table to amplify the voices of Africans particularly the vulnerable We all know that Africans suffer more of this climate change which has been leading to loss of lives and damage of property he said Akpan said that Nigeria needed at least N100 billion to approach and tackle the flood issues He said that there were many commitments by the government to put in place to ensure that the climate change law was being implemented but there were still more efforts to be done Miss Oluomachukwu Okafor from Government Girls School Dutse who spoke on behalf of other students said that the art work displayed by the schools was all about the effect and impact of climate change in the environment The art shows that climate change is living already with us and must have urgent attention to address it effectively she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate change: CSOs demand for climate justice
    Environment3 months ago

    Climate change: CSOs demand for climate justice

    The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations, have called for concrete action to address climate change for climate justice in the country.  

    The Executive Director of the GIFSEP, Mr David Terungwa, gave the call at the Africa Climate Caravan and Art competition by 19 schools in the FCT on Tuesday in Abuja.  

    Terugwa said that the event was organised by the GIFSEP and supported by Oxfarm.

    He said that the demand for climate justice became necessary, considering the upcoming UNFramework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP27, which would take place from Nov. 6 to 18 in Egypt.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UNFCCC, COP27 was a conference where countries come together to take action towards achieving the world`s collective climate goals and its impact.  

    Terungwa said that the climate caravan was an initiative of Oxfam in Nigeria as part of the African Climate Caravan, bringing CSOs and climate impacted communities together, demanding for concrete climate action.  

    He said that the climate justice was all about inclusive and protection of the right of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.  

    He said that the climate justice was to promote equity and ensure access to basic resources and for young people to live, learn, play and work in healthy and clean environment.  

    According to him, the aim of the event is to unite all the CSOs in Africa to show that it is important that we demand for climate justice, considering the impact of climate change on the continent.  

    “This is a very important issue, the art competition displayed by the students shows that the students are not ignorant of the climate change impact in the country.

    “We call on the government to go beyond signing agreements and policy statements without real action on the ground.  

    “We lost over 600 people to flood, with farms and farm lands washed away, so many households are still living in Internally Displaced Camps, with very slow response.    

    “It is an issue of climate finance, enough funds need to be released during the international negotiations, COP27, to tackle all of these challenges,’’ he said.  

    The executive director said that the government had been signatory to the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and had signed the Climate Change Act into law, adding that it was a great achievement.  

    He, however, said that Nigeria was lacking action and strong implementation of policies.  

    Terungwa said that more than a hundred African CSOs were currently traveling across 28 countries, including Nigeria to Egypt, to present their joint declaration.  

    He added that the country’s participants were expecting their heads of state and government to defend the interests of their own populations.  

    “In particularly, by supporting the agro-ecological transition and protecting the rights of farming communities.    

    “We must as well emphasise on the request for promoting better representation of youth and women in decision-making bodies.  

    “We are also calling on the developed countries to live up to their climate commitments from the Paris Agreement,’’ he said.  

    The Climate Justice Coordinator for Oxfarm, Mr Kenneth Akpan, said that the programme was a collection of CSO’s across each countries in African.  

    “There was a need for coming together to have a unified opinion to approach the climate change table, to amplify the voices of Africans, particularly the vulnerable.  

    “We all know that Africans suffer more of this climate change which has been leading to loss of lives and damage of property,” he said.  

    Akpan said that Nigeria needed at least, N100 billion to approach and tackle the flood issues.  

    He said that there were many commitments by the government to put in place to ensure that the climate change law was being implemented but there were still more efforts to be done.  

    Miss Oluomachukwu Okafor, from Government Girls School, Dutse, who spoke on behalf of other students, said that the art work displayed by the schools was all about the effect and impact of climate change in the environment.  

    “The art shows that climate change is living already with us and must have urgent attention to address it effectively,’’ she said.


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  •  A Pan African Nongovernmental Organisation Connected Development CODE is to mobilise communities to support the Kaduna State Government to improve service delivery in health facilities CODE Team Lead in the state Mr Abubakar Mohammed made this known during a town hall meeting with community members of Unguwan Kaduna metropolis Mohammed said that the goal was to involve community members on improving primary healthcare services across the 23 local government areas of the state He said that community mobilisation was under the COVID 19 Transparency and Accountability Project CTAP to generates information on how COVID 19 funds were being used by governments According to him the information generated from tracking activities are being used to advocate to government and relevant stakeholders for social accountability and change The goal is to improve infrastructural development in health centres personnel Water Sanitation and Hygiene service delivery and COVID 19 vaccines administration across all health facilities He said that CODE was working to improve public governance in Nigeria and across Africa by empowering marginalised communities to demand high levels of accountability and transparency from the government He said that the CSO through the Community Monitoring Teams has tracked 24 health facilities in six local government areas of the state to assess the functionalities of the PHCs based on the aforementioned key indicators On infrastructure he said 17 out of the 24 facilities tracked have electricity supply only six have ambulances representing 25 per cent while 13 of the 24 PHCs have detached buildings On vaccine storage the tracking report shows that 18 of the 24 facilities have a fridge 19 have temperature logs and only eight have a cooling van with a total of 234 065 vaccines administered For service delivery 92 per cent of the 24 facilities provide antenatal care services 54 per cent have delivery rooms 88 per cent maternity rooms 92 per cent have Ward Development Communities WDC Also 96 per cent have laboratories while 88 per cent have an in patient ward he said Mohammed also said 38 per cent of the 24 facilities have medical officers 63 per cent have community health officers 67 per cent have pharmacy technicians He added that only 13 per cent of the 24 facilities have the required number of nurses and midwives only 29 per cent have health attendants while none of the facilities have junior community health extension workers On WASH 83 per cent have separate toilets for male and females 54 per cent have visible signposts and 88 per cent have access to water Similarly 97 per cent of the facilities have colour coded waste bins while 88 per cent have waste collection points and only 50 per cent have incinerators he said Responding the Village Head of Unguwan Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim thanked CODE for mobilising community members to support the improvement of service delivery in health centres Ibrahim pledged the support of the traditional leaders in mobilising the needed resources and advocacies to government agencies to address the gaps in service delivery in the health facilities in the community Earlier the Ward Development Committee Chairman of the community Mr Garba Mohammed who equally thanked CODE for the support said that the data would support evidence based advocacy to relevant stakeholders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSO mobilises Kaduna communities for improved service delivery in healthcare centres
     A Pan African Nongovernmental Organisation Connected Development CODE is to mobilise communities to support the Kaduna State Government to improve service delivery in health facilities CODE Team Lead in the state Mr Abubakar Mohammed made this known during a town hall meeting with community members of Unguwan Kaduna metropolis Mohammed said that the goal was to involve community members on improving primary healthcare services across the 23 local government areas of the state He said that community mobilisation was under the COVID 19 Transparency and Accountability Project CTAP to generates information on how COVID 19 funds were being used by governments According to him the information generated from tracking activities are being used to advocate to government and relevant stakeholders for social accountability and change The goal is to improve infrastructural development in health centres personnel Water Sanitation and Hygiene service delivery and COVID 19 vaccines administration across all health facilities He said that CODE was working to improve public governance in Nigeria and across Africa by empowering marginalised communities to demand high levels of accountability and transparency from the government He said that the CSO through the Community Monitoring Teams has tracked 24 health facilities in six local government areas of the state to assess the functionalities of the PHCs based on the aforementioned key indicators On infrastructure he said 17 out of the 24 facilities tracked have electricity supply only six have ambulances representing 25 per cent while 13 of the 24 PHCs have detached buildings On vaccine storage the tracking report shows that 18 of the 24 facilities have a fridge 19 have temperature logs and only eight have a cooling van with a total of 234 065 vaccines administered For service delivery 92 per cent of the 24 facilities provide antenatal care services 54 per cent have delivery rooms 88 per cent maternity rooms 92 per cent have Ward Development Communities WDC Also 96 per cent have laboratories while 88 per cent have an in patient ward he said Mohammed also said 38 per cent of the 24 facilities have medical officers 63 per cent have community health officers 67 per cent have pharmacy technicians He added that only 13 per cent of the 24 facilities have the required number of nurses and midwives only 29 per cent have health attendants while none of the facilities have junior community health extension workers On WASH 83 per cent have separate toilets for male and females 54 per cent have visible signposts and 88 per cent have access to water Similarly 97 per cent of the facilities have colour coded waste bins while 88 per cent have waste collection points and only 50 per cent have incinerators he said Responding the Village Head of Unguwan Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim thanked CODE for mobilising community members to support the improvement of service delivery in health centres Ibrahim pledged the support of the traditional leaders in mobilising the needed resources and advocacies to government agencies to address the gaps in service delivery in the health facilities in the community Earlier the Ward Development Committee Chairman of the community Mr Garba Mohammed who equally thanked CODE for the support said that the data would support evidence based advocacy to relevant stakeholders NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSO mobilises Kaduna communities for improved service delivery in healthcare centres
    General news3 months ago

    CSO mobilises Kaduna communities for improved service delivery in healthcare centres

    A Pan-African Nongovernmental Organisation, Connected Development (CODE) is to mobilise  communities to support the Kaduna State Government to improve service delivery in health facilities.

    CODE Team Lead in the state, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, made this known during a town hall meeting with community members of Unguwan , Kaduna metropolis.

    Mohammed said that the goal was to involve community members on improving primary healthcare services across the 23 local government areas of the state.

    He said that community mobilisation was under the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) to generates information on how COVID-19 funds were being used by governments.

    According to him, the information generated from tracking activities are being used to advocate to government and relevant stakeholders for social accountability and change.

    “The goal is to improve infrastructural development in health centres, personnel, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, service delivery and COVID-19 vaccines administration, across all health facilities.

    ” He said that CODE was working to improve public governance in Nigeria and across Africa by empowering marginalised communities to demand high levels of accountability and transparency from the government.

    He said that the CSO, through the Community Monitoring Teams, has tracked 24 health facilities in six local government areas of the state to assess the functionalities of the PHCs based on the aforementioned key indicators.

    On infrastructure, he said, 17 out of the 24 facilities tracked have electricity supply; only six have ambulances representing 25 per cent, while 13 of the 24 PHCs have detached buildings.

    “On vaccine storage, the tracking report shows that 18 of the 24 facilities have a fridge, 19 have temperature logs, and only eight have a cooling van, with a total of 234,065 vaccines administered.

    “For service delivery, 92 per cent of the 24 facilities provide antenatal care services, 54 per cent have delivery rooms, 88 per cent maternity rooms, 92 per cent have Ward Development Communities (WDC).

    “Also, 96 per cent have laboratories while 88 per cent have an in-patient ward,” he said.

    Mohammed also said 38 per cent of the 24 facilities have medical officers, 63 per cent have community health officers, 67 per cent have pharmacy technicians.

    He added that only 13 per cent of the 24 facilities have the required number of nurses and midwives, only 29 per cent have health attendants, while none of the facilities have junior community health extension workers.

    “On WASH, 83 per cent have separate toilets for male and females, 54 per cent have visible signposts, and 88 per cent have access to water.

    “Similarly, 97 per cent of the facilities have colour coded waste bins while 88 per cent have waste collection points and only 50 per cent have incinerators,” he said.

    Responding, the Village Head of Unguwan , Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim thanked CODE for mobilising community members to support the improvement of service delivery in health centres.

    Ibrahim pledged the support of the traditional leaders in mobilising the needed resources and advocacies to government agencies to address the gaps in service delivery in the health facilities in the community.

    Earlier, the Ward Development Committee Chairman of the community, Mr Garba Mohammed, who equally thanked CODE for the support said that the data would support evidence-based advocacy to relevant stakeholders.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The South East Human Rights Situation Room SEHRSR has decried the alleged dehumanizing abuse and stripping naked of a widow in Agwu community Enugu State for picking snails in a sacred land The group comprising coalition of Non Governmental Organizations made its feelings known in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday The statement signed by the convener of SEHRSR Prof Joy Ezeilo said the incident took place at Agulese Affam Mmaku Autonomous Community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Oct 28 She said The information available to us revealed that the victim received jungle justice for merely collecting snails from a sacred site This caused the boys and men in that village to subject her to this humiliation while the women watched and urged them on The vile act was further recorded and the video was shared on the internet The trending video showed that the woman was seen beaten stripped naked and paraded in the community like a common thief Ezeilo said She described the act as barbaric dehumanizing satanic and a violation of the human rights of this poor widow The convener added that the victim was currently hospitalized as a result of the injuries caused by the physical and emotional torture she received from the errant youths of the community She regretted that a community in this 21st century can commit this heinous crime on their daughter and wife all in the name of culture speaks volumes of their level of backwardness Ezeilo noted that the incident was not the first time that such flagrant desecration of women was perpetuated in the same community According to the group the cultural practice that is anti human in conflict with the constitution of the Federation Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP Law of Enugu State 2019 and the Widowhood Law of Enugu and also repugnant to natural justice will not stand We have noted that in recent times there has been a spike in such nauseating acts of man inhumanity to women as recorded in our communities especially in Igbo land There is need for urgent action to be taken by the stakeholders toward stemming the tide It is disheartening and condemnable that in spite of the high level advocacy interventions carried out by CSOs in the country to create a gender friendly environment where women and girls feel safe just like their male counterparts Women in Nigeria especially in the South East geopolitical zones have continued to suffer huge physical emotional and psychological abuses due to harmful cultural practices Enough is enough The traditional ruler and the cabinet members of the Agulese Afam Mmaku Autonomous community should take urgent steps to check the excesses of their subjects so as to prevent a repeat of such injustices against women She also appealed to the concerned authorities especially the Awgu Local Government chairman as well as the state government to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the perpetrators of these monstrous prosecuted Igbo leaders should as a matter of critical urgency speak out in unison in condemnation of harmful cultural norms that bring shame to the Igbo race and perpetually project them in bad light before the community of nations It is our earnest desire as a group that communities and law enforcement agencies continue to raise the accountability stakes and proactive actions to protect the poor and the vulnerable members of our society such as the woman in the viral video We want to sincerely commend the Divisional Police Officer DPO other officers and men of the Awgu Divisional Police for their swift action that led to the arrest of seven perpetrators SEHRSR convener said While calling for their prompt prosecution under the extant laws of the land Ezeilo commended the resident of the community for his effort in ensuring that the victim had access to medical treatment and for reporting the matter to the police NAN reports that SEHRSR is a coalition of like minded NGOs working in South East Nigeria with the core objective of protecting human rights of all residents of the zone through Advocacy Dialogue and Sensitization Its membership is drawn from NGOs working in the area of Gender and Human Rights in the zone NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rights Group decry stripping widow naked for picking snails in sacred land
     The South East Human Rights Situation Room SEHRSR has decried the alleged dehumanizing abuse and stripping naked of a widow in Agwu community Enugu State for picking snails in a sacred land The group comprising coalition of Non Governmental Organizations made its feelings known in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday The statement signed by the convener of SEHRSR Prof Joy Ezeilo said the incident took place at Agulese Affam Mmaku Autonomous Community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Oct 28 She said The information available to us revealed that the victim received jungle justice for merely collecting snails from a sacred site This caused the boys and men in that village to subject her to this humiliation while the women watched and urged them on The vile act was further recorded and the video was shared on the internet The trending video showed that the woman was seen beaten stripped naked and paraded in the community like a common thief Ezeilo said She described the act as barbaric dehumanizing satanic and a violation of the human rights of this poor widow The convener added that the victim was currently hospitalized as a result of the injuries caused by the physical and emotional torture she received from the errant youths of the community She regretted that a community in this 21st century can commit this heinous crime on their daughter and wife all in the name of culture speaks volumes of their level of backwardness Ezeilo noted that the incident was not the first time that such flagrant desecration of women was perpetuated in the same community According to the group the cultural practice that is anti human in conflict with the constitution of the Federation Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended the Violence Against Persons Prohibition VAPP Law of Enugu State 2019 and the Widowhood Law of Enugu and also repugnant to natural justice will not stand We have noted that in recent times there has been a spike in such nauseating acts of man inhumanity to women as recorded in our communities especially in Igbo land There is need for urgent action to be taken by the stakeholders toward stemming the tide It is disheartening and condemnable that in spite of the high level advocacy interventions carried out by CSOs in the country to create a gender friendly environment where women and girls feel safe just like their male counterparts Women in Nigeria especially in the South East geopolitical zones have continued to suffer huge physical emotional and psychological abuses due to harmful cultural practices Enough is enough The traditional ruler and the cabinet members of the Agulese Afam Mmaku Autonomous community should take urgent steps to check the excesses of their subjects so as to prevent a repeat of such injustices against women She also appealed to the concerned authorities especially the Awgu Local Government chairman as well as the state government to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the perpetrators of these monstrous prosecuted Igbo leaders should as a matter of critical urgency speak out in unison in condemnation of harmful cultural norms that bring shame to the Igbo race and perpetually project them in bad light before the community of nations It is our earnest desire as a group that communities and law enforcement agencies continue to raise the accountability stakes and proactive actions to protect the poor and the vulnerable members of our society such as the woman in the viral video We want to sincerely commend the Divisional Police Officer DPO other officers and men of the Awgu Divisional Police for their swift action that led to the arrest of seven perpetrators SEHRSR convener said While calling for their prompt prosecution under the extant laws of the land Ezeilo commended the resident of the community for his effort in ensuring that the victim had access to medical treatment and for reporting the matter to the police NAN reports that SEHRSR is a coalition of like minded NGOs working in South East Nigeria with the core objective of protecting human rights of all residents of the zone through Advocacy Dialogue and Sensitization Its membership is drawn from NGOs working in the area of Gender and Human Rights in the zone NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Rights Group decry stripping widow naked for picking snails in sacred land
    General news3 months ago

    Rights Group decry stripping widow naked for picking snails in sacred land

    The South-East Human Rights Situation Room (SEHRSR) has decried  the alleged dehumanizing abuse and stripping naked of a widow in Agwu community Enugu State for picking snails in a ‘sacred land’.

    The group comprising coalition of Non Governmental Organizations, made its feelings known in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday.

    The statement signed by the convener of SEHRSR, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, said the incident took place at Agulese Affam-Mmaku Autonomous Community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Oct. 28. She said: “The information available to us revealed that the victim received jungle justice for merely collecting snails from a sacred site.

    “This caused the boys and men in that village to subject her to this humiliation, while the women watched and urged them on.

    “The vile act was further recorded and the video was shared on the internet.

    “The trending video showed that the woman was seen beaten, stripped naked, and paraded in the community like a common thief,” Ezeilo said.

    She described the act as “barbaric, dehumanizing, satanic, and a violation of the human rights of this poor widow”.

    The convener added that the victim was currently hospitalized as a result of the injuries caused by the physical and emotional torture she received from the errant youths of the community.

    She regretted that, “a community in this 21st century can commit this heinous crime on their daughter, and wife all in the name of culture, speaks volumes of their level of backwardness”.

    Ezeilo noted that the incident was not the first time that such flagrant desecration of women was perpetuated in the same community.

    According to the group, the cultural practice that is anti-human, in conflict with the constitution of the Federation Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law of Enugu State 2019, and the Widowhood Law of Enugu and also repugnant to natural justice will not stand.

    “We have noted that in recent times, there has been a spike in such nauseating acts of man inhumanity to women as recorded in our communities, especially in Igbo land.

    “There is need for urgent action to be taken by the stakeholders toward stemming the tide.

    “It is disheartening and condemnable that in spite of the high-level advocacy interventions carried out by CSOs in the country to create a gender-friendly environment where women and girls feel safe just like their male counterparts.

    “Women in Nigeria especially in the South-East geopolitical zones have continued to suffer huge physical, emotional, and psychological abuses, due to harmful cultural practices.

    “Enough is enough.

    The traditional ruler and the cabinet members of the Agulese Afam-Mmaku Autonomous community should take urgent steps to check the excesses of their subjects, so as to prevent a repeat of such injustices against women.

    She also appealed to the concerned authorities especially the Awgu Local Government chairman, as well as the state government to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the perpetrators of these monstrous prosecuted.

    “Igbo leaders should as a matter of critical urgency speak out in unison in condemnation of harmful cultural norms, that bring shame to the Igbo race, and perpetually project them in bad light before the community of nations.

    “It is our earnest desire as a group that communities and law enforcement agencies continue to raise the accountability stakes and proactive actions to protect the poor, and the vulnerable members of our society such as the woman in the viral video “We want to sincerely commend the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), other officers, and men of the Awgu Divisional Police for their swift action that led to the arrest of seven perpetrators,” SEHRSR convener said.

    While calling for their prompt prosecution under the extant laws of the land, Ezeilo commended the resident of the community, for his effort in ensuring that the victim had access to medical treatment and for reporting the matter to the police.

    NAN reports that SEHRSR is a coalition of like-minded NGOs working in South East Nigeria with the core objective of protecting human rights of all residents of the zone through Advocacy, Dialogue, and Sensitization.

    Its membership is drawn from NGOs working in the area of Gender and Human Rights in the zone.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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