- A one-day round table on national issues was recently organized by the Development Specs Academy (DSA) in Abuja.
- The round table had participants from the civil society communities, youth organizations, youth in politics and social media influencers
- Experts at the event warned that the country could face a looming crisis if public universities don’t open would soon
FCT, Abuja – Only increased productivity and a change in consumption patterns by Nigerians will support the value the Naira.
This was one of the consensus reached by experts at a day-long roundtable on national issues organized by the Development Specs Academy (DSA) in Abuja.< /p>
Speakers on this occasion include the convener, D right Okey Ikechukwu, a former Nigerian Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman (retd.), Rev Fr George Ehusani, Prof. Jim Unah,Among others Dr. Amaechi Anakwue, Prof. Christopher Ogbogbo, Dr. Amar Albert, Dr. Hyeladi Haruna.
Dr. Okey noted that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has made several policy interventions to improve the value of the national currency.
The bank is also said to have taken other practical measures to including the Anchor Borrowers Program, which he says has founded and strengthened several farmer cooperatives and improved their access to credit.
“These alone Initiative has created millions of jobs, freed many youth from crime and saved many local economies.
“Only economically reflationary and socially impactful efforts, as seen in such initiatives, on top of consuming what we produce and producing what we consume, will give us the prospect of value of the national currency and to maintain it.”
Brigadier General Usman described the level of insecurity in the country as unacceptable and called for more strategic efforts to ensure the release of citizens held captive by terrorists.< /p>
He also urged the government to prioritize the release of the kidnapped victims, including the remaining Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, the Kaduna train victims and others.
“The government should help disseminate information about what they are doing in relation to those in captivity en people in different parts of the country to be proactive.”
For his part, Rev. Ehusani urged the youth to use their strength in numbers to vote for the 2023 general election competent Nigerians.
The roundtable, with participants from civil society communities, youth organisations, young people in politics and social media influencers, warned that the country could face a looming crisis , if public universities were not opened.
It also called for the promotion of professional skills and innovative entrepreneurship and a reorientation of values for young people to create the right mindset that it would enable them to function successfully in a 21st century world.
The Round Table complained about the cost of forms for candidates for various politis che offices in the country and noted that they are too high, elitist and exclusive and seem to be designed so that only individuals and groups with heavy war chests can compete for political office.
She proposed a complete reduction of the cost of forms by over 95% and a return of the balance to the aspirants, except for those who wish to donate such excess to the individual parties concerned.
The forum also found that fake news and the deliberate distortion of statements by officials are among the factors increasing insecurity in the country.
From now on, the DSA Roundtable will be a monthly national event, according to the organizers.
New initiative launched in Nigeria to inspire change among young people.
A global organization, i Supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, he has officially launched the Everyone A Changemaker (EACH) movement in Nigeria.
Supporters of the organization known as Ashoka say the EACH Movement implemented in six metropolitan areas in Nigeria including Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Yola.
Yiaga Africa Launches Community Organizing Training for Young Leaders
In a similar development, Yiaga Africa began a Community Organizing Training for young leaders in West Africa on Monday, May 9th.
The program was de-curricular adopted for leadership, organization and action from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
The initiative had approximately 40 participants across the subregion and is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.