Action Aid wants FG to be more effective all round.

Written by on March 21, 2022

The Board of Trustees of a Non – Governmental Organisation working to end poverty, Action Aid believes that the process of achieving its mandate requires the functionality of every instrument and institution of government.

Issues raised in a press release obtained by Invicta News include the rejection of the five (5) proposed Gender Bills, leadership crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Fuel scarcity by extention Acute shortage of aviation fuel (Jet A1), lack of seriousness in addressing the failing educational system, overlapping security crises, ritual killings and the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to cease funding commercial banks with hefty forex before the end of the year 2022 are sources of concern.

The team however commended the government’s evacuation of over 12,000 citizens, the President’s assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and peaceful conduct of the FCT Area Council election is commendable but wants more to be done in relocating the affected students to other educational institutions in Europe, wants properly implementation of processes by INEC TO further deepen Nigeria’s democratic experience and outline a cost effective and sustainable strategies to tackle the COVID -19 pandemic

The call was for the Nigerian National Assembly to substantiate its commitment to gender equality by re-presenting and re-considering all the five (5) proposed Gender Bills, wants INEC to re-evaluate its readiness for subsequent elections including the ease of PWD, a call on the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the NNPC to prioritize sanction and improve on quality assurance to ensure no future occurrence.

Other suggestions were for all contents of the FGN/ASUU agreement to be signed, setting up of State police, increase man power, training equipments, demystify the myths associated with COVID-19 vaccination, subsidize the cost of PCR test, declare a state of emergency on ritual killings and the fiscal and monetary mechanism of the country should be coherent and be in tune with the realities of Nigerian Citizens.

Seun Fakorede

 

 


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