NGO marks Nigeria Centenary, holds Enlightenment Workshop
Economy and Social Rights Development initiative, ESRDI a Non-Governmental Organisation held a public enlightenment workshop to mark Nigeria centenary.
The workshop was held at Sparta Hotel Anyigba at the weekend with the theme: Upholding the dreams of our founding fathers of One nation, One people, One destiny, moderating Special Assistant to Governor Idris Wada, Yusuf Abdul.
The aimed at creating a genuine platform for social-economic and political development of Nigeria.
Comrade Nuhu Anyegwu of Kogi State School of Health Technology presented a paper “Good Governance: A panacea of National Development”.
He said Nigeria leaders should understand that occupying a public office should be seen as a call for service for people not their own personal use.
Anyegwu said they should also allow the young people to come into power rather than old people every time.
“Young people who are qualify for leadership or political position should be given the chance instead of revolving the position among the elderly people who have been in power since independence,” he said.
Another speaker, Mr Tom Enejoh of Kogi State University spoke on eradication youth violence and youth restiveness, emphasized on national orientation.
He said Nigerian youth have waded into abnormalities and need thorough orientation before going in empowering by way of vocal education.
Enejoh said the Nigeria nation lacks good governance and garnished with accountability and our political parties lack internal democracy.
The Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on NGO promised to support the NGO in achieving its objectives and called for developmental suggestions.
He also requests for collaboration with the state government and the people that are capable.