Action Aid Nigeria demands for functional Government to effectively end poverty.

Written by on October 12, 2021

The General Assembly Members of a Non – Governmental Organisation; Action Aid Nigeria (AAN) says it is not pleased with the state of the nation and wants every part of the Government to function effectively in ending poverty.

Convener of the meeting Yusuf Ogwuzebe in a Press Release reviewed developments in government, politics, the economy, and security during the last quarter, particularly as it affects vulnerable groups: women, children, Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), and youths.

The group expressed worry over the public fiscal deficit, the growing insecurity has been closely linked to the high rate of poverty in the country, Medical Doctors across the country have embarked on strike for the fourth time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, among other complaints

In moving the country forward, the team said that adopting the principles of fiscal federalism will be a practical approach to solving the challenges governments at all levels face today, increasing the manpower and welfare of all security agencies and equipping them with modern combat equipment, skills, and training.

They want the Federal and state Governments must explore different models to improve the work environment for medical practitioners, the non-justiciability of the provisions of chapter two of the 1999 constitution should be reviewed and amended by removing the non-justiciable character and make them enforceable.

On the aspect of gender equality, citizenship at the local level should be defined by residence and not by indigeneity; amend the constitution to allow for states to set up their various police outfits by taking the police off the exclusive legislative list and including same in the concurrent list.

They also called on the Nigerian Government to rescind its decision on the Twitter ban due to its huge socio-economic impact and the human rights and reputational concerns about the leadership of the country.

The 44th meeting of the AAN Board of Trustees which was held alongside the General Assembly elected a new executive committee to pilot the affairs of the Board for the next three years who are Jummai Umar-Ajijola, PhD as Chairperson, Imoni Mac Amarere coming in as the Vice Chairperson and James Dyesle Milaham as Treasurer.

Seun Fakorede 

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