ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) Board Chair, Dr. Jummai Umar -Ajijola has called on the need to create a system that values and protects lives and property, engender rule of law, be deliberate and invest in functional education for the next century to drive science and technology for societal advancement.
She said these among others will make a new Nigeria possible as the people power forum should position to hold the leadership accountable particularly those coming on board from May 29, 2023.
She noted this in Abuja during the official launch her Global Entity (Movement Building) programme in Nigeria and also
the two-day activities themed “A New Nigeria is Possible” stating that it will provide a forum for open dialogue on specific topical issues that will shape the new political dispensation in 2023 organized by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN).
She said we must have clear milestones for the first 100 days in office for the president, the governors, and the leadership of the national and state assemblies.
Also, in a paper presentation by Member, Secretariat Collective, The Peoples Alternative Political Movement (TPAP-M), Omotoye Olorode titled “the Movement as a Catalyst for National Development” said social movement is defined as a loosely organised but sustained campaign in support of a social goal typically either the implementation or the prevention of a change in society’s structure or values.
He said the social movements differ in size but they are all essentially collective, they result from the more or less spontaneous coming together of people whose relationships are not defined by rules and procedures but who merely share a common outlook on society.
“A whole lot of social movements and social fora, today, have local, national, and international segments and structures. Many of the movements have vertical and horizontal relationships with local and international partners, funders, foundations, etc,” he said .