UN agencies in Rome to mark International Women’s Day
Rome, 7 March 2018 – The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women’s economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day.
IFAD, together with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), will highlight the role that innovations in information and communications technologies (ICTs) can play in expanding rural women’s opportunities in value chains and enterprise development, while increasing their access to education and information.
Many women, particularly young rural women, lack access to productive resources such as land, credit and technology. Women lag behind in terms of their access to ICTs, with only 41 per cent of women in low-and middle income countries owning mobile phones compared to 46 per cent for males. Nearly two-thirds of women living in the South Asia and East Asia and Pacific sub-regions do not own a mobile phone. Rural women regularly lack access to health care, education, decent work and social protection. As a consequence, they are more likely to be poor and they are vulnerable to economic and climatic shocks.
ICTs can go a long way to boosting economic opportunities for rural women. Mobile and smartphones, for example, provide access to real-time information on prices in different markets and allow more informed choices about where and when to buy and sell. Studies indicate that when women earn money, they are more likely than men to spend it on food for their families and the education of their children.
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, will open the 8 March event hosted by IFAD, by highlighting how the empowerment of women and greater equality are inseparable from achieving sustainable development. “At IFAD we have seen how information communications technologies can be powerful catalysts for political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality if rightly designed, accessible and usable,” Houngbo said.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said: “The global rise of information has deeply affected rural women in poor countries, who often find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide: because they live in developing countries, in rural areas, and because they are women.
If the interests and needs of rural women and girls are addressed, there is significant potential for information and communication technology to foster gender equality and the improvement of rural livelihoods.”
David Beasley, WFP Executive Director, said: “Digital technology can transform lives if we get it into the hands of the people who need it, and that’s why we’re working hard every day to help increase access for rural women. And every time one of those women farmers uses a WFP app to sell her crops, the prosperity of her family and her community improves and we’re another step closer to gender equity.”
The event will include interactive sessions focussed on sharing knowledge and experiences about how innovative tools and technologies can contribute to the empowerment of women and girls. Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank and a keynote speaker, will highlight how rural women can overcome exclusion patterns and actively participate in the economy using ICTs. In addition, the event will provide an opportunity to discuss policies and enabling legal frameworks that can facilitate access to, and good use of, ICTs in rural development.
In Mozambique and Tanzania for instance, IFAD supports a project that provides financial education and technological tools training for farmer groups – more than 50 per cent run by women – to help them move from cash to electronic payment management. In doing so, these farmers not only gain entry into the formal financial sector, but become better informed about market prices to increase profits and build their savings
FAO, through the Dimitra Clubs initiative is boosting collective action and the participation in development activities of villagers, particularly women, in remote communities across the Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger. By combining traditional communication channels and ICTs, and collaborating with community radio stations, the clubs have become powerful agents of change in agriculture but also in other aspects of society, taking on sensitive issues such as gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and early marriage.
WFP’s digital beneficiary management platform, SCOPE, with 26 million beneficiaries enrolled, helps ensure the right assistance goes to the right person in the best way. In Bangladesh, among Myanmar refugees, it is the most senior woman in each household who receives a monthly allowance to buy rice, lentils, and vegetables from WFP-contracted retailers close by. This helps keep women and girls safer and means they have lighter loads to carry home.
…Reiterates Commitment To Promote Tourism All Year Round
The Lagos State Government has released a calendar of over 70 state-sponsored and endorsed arts and culture programmes slated for Y2018 in its bid to garner visibility for tourism-oriented art programmes.
The State’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde in a statement on Thursday, described the calendar as a novel exercise designed to frontload State and privately driven arts, culture and entertainment events that will have positive effects on tourism promotion.
“This is in fulfilment of the State Government promise to announce a yearly calendar of events to guide programming, tourist and visitors’ decision,” he said.
According to Ayorinde, the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, kick-started the year with his attendance at Ali Baba’sJanuary 1st Comedy concert at Eko Hotel. Other arts and culture events held in January and February 2018 and included in the calendar are Angel and Muse, an art exhibition by a Lagos trained world renowned artist; Eebi; a month-long Indigenous Cultural Festival in Epe; Wazobia FM Carnival as well as the Lagos Marathon amongst others.
The idea of creating a calendar of events for state-sponsored and state-endorsed programmes, he said, is to make event planning, tour bookings and business decisions easier for tour operators and the general public.
He added that the calendar is part of the State’s innovation to project arts, entertainment and leisure benefits inherent in Lagos and makes the state attractive to domestic tourists; business travellers and stop-over passers-by.
The Commissioner said, “The State is forging ahead of expanding the consumption of its tourism products by improving access to tourism information and creating an events guide for the media and tour bloggers”.
Although not exhaustive, the calendar contains many of the indigenous cultural festivals across the state, entertainment events; concerts; visual; performing and fashion and culinary events.
The State is expected to leverage on infrastructural development, regeneration of old and creation of iconic attractions for entertainment, arts and culture enthusiasts to boost economic activities and expand opportunities for job creation during the various events slated on the calendar.
“The administration of Governor Ambode believes that the quantum of cash transactions across the tourism and entertainment value-chain, as tracked in December 2017 when about N50billion was spent on entertainment and leisure alone, is a testimony to the huge economic gain in promoting tourism in Lagos State. This and other economic factors make Lagos one of the most vibrant culturally significant cities in Africa with potentials to make enormous impact in driving in-bound tourists from across the globe,” Ayorinde said.
Major events listed in the calendar include Gidi Fest, Lagos Water Regatta and Fanti Carnival around the Easter Period; the International Jazz Day celebration on April 30 which will be dedicated to the South-African Jazz legend, Huge Masekela; the Lagos Comedy Festival on May 6 and the Eko Art Expo at the last weekend in May.
June will be rich with the first ever Lagos Golf Funfair and the Lagos Cinefest, which is designed to take cinema-going experience to all the five divisions of the State.
The Lagos Festival of Plays is a major highlight in the third quarter of the year; so is the Lagos Fishing Festival (Oshoroko) in Ibeju-Lekki; Akwaaba Travel Market and Faaji Agba – a special concert for the elderly to mark World Elders Day.
October to December will be the most intense period on the calendar with Olokun Festival; MUSON Festival; AFRIMA, AFRIFF; Kayo-Kayo Festival in Epe; the Lagos Luxury Summit/Fair; Felabration; Lagos Books & Arts Festival (LABAF) as well as the One Lagos Fiesta.
“The State is grateful to corporate sponsors who will make many of these events happen. Our aim is to use the calendar and other strategic initiatives to enrich the entertainment and cultural content to drive tourism promotion in this mega city,” Ayorinde said.
COMMISSIONER FOR TOURISM, ARTS & CULTURE
MARCH 1, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2018/ — At Mobile World Congress (www.MobileWorldCongress.com), Mastercard (www.Mastercard.com) today announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments. Access to digital payments will help these businesses expand to new markets, and unlock financial services and products that enables them to grow their livelihoods.
This Messenger experience will launch in Nigeria, where Mastercard will pilot a new Masterpass QR (https://Masterpass.com) bot to help business owners’ move beyond cash transactions to accepting QR payments. Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) and Zenith Bank will support this inaugural program. The pilot in Nigeria is the beginning of a larger plan by the two companies to include more businesses into the digital economy.
According to research done by The Fletcher School and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, of the $301 billion of funds flow from consumers to businesses in Nigeria, 98 percent is still based on cash.
“Every business owner is looking for ways to increase sales and draw new customers into their stores. By offering QR-based digital payments, smaller retailers can achieve these goals and create greater customer stickiness with little to no investment beyond the phone they already have,” said Jorn Lambert, Executive Vice President, Digital Channels and Regions, Mastercard. “Masterpass QR opens up new commerce channels for these merchants and enables them to create auditable transaction records. These advances open doors to other financial tools and products such as loans to drive added business growth.”
To get started, businesses can send a request to the bot to enable QR payments, receive approval from the bank, set up an account and start accepting digital payments in a fast, simple and secure manner. Once the account set up process is complete, business owners can print and display the QR code in their stores or save the code on their phones. Customers can pay by either scanning the code from their smartphone or by entering the merchant ID associated with the QR code into their feature phone.
“Brands and developers around the world are turning to messaging to connect with the 1.3 billion people who use Messenger each month,” said Kahina Van Dyke, Director of Payments and Financial Services Partnerships at Facebook. “We are pleased that Mastercard is developing a service on the Messenger Platform to help small merchants use messaging to manage their business and connect with their customers.”
Launched in 2016, Masterpass QR provides people with any type of mobile phone the ability to safely accept and make in-person purchases without cash or a plastic card. It provides greater choice in payments and complements Mastercard’s investment in contactless payments to provide merchants of all sizes – from international chains to individual shop owners and street vendors – a fast, secure and inexpensive way to accept payments.
Quotes from partner banks in Nigeria:
“In line with our goal to serve 100 million Africans by the end of 2020, Ecobank is delighted to collaborate with Facebook and Mastercard to enable underserved and unbanked micro-merchants with the opportunity to open an Ecobank account almost immediately and begin to receive instant payments using Ecobank Masterpass QR on the Facebook Messenger platform. Micro merchants in Nigeria are already benefiting from Masterpass QR and will soon be in 32 markets across Africa, enabling them to move away from cash. That is true economic empowerment,” said Patrick Akinwuntan, Group Executive, Consumer Bank, Ecobank Group.
“Our Bank is partnering with Facebook and Mastercard to introduce Masterpass QR as a means of driving financial inclusion and creating a new payment ecosystem for MSMEs and consumers,” said Mr. Peter Amangbo, MD/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc. “This initiative will help us encourage financial inclusion within the country in line with the strategic thrust of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Buyers and sellers now meet and conclude transactions in-store, online and on social media, so we are ensuring payments can also be made on these platforms via QR codes, without having to log onto other solutions or even take a break from what you are doing on Facebook.”
Media mogul Alistair Soyode has continued his enlightenment on sharing the aims and vision of the YES Nigeria Movement with some political stakeholders in Nigeria as part of the strategic roles the nation’s electorates holds, to be decisive, positive and focus on solution orientation especially on the coming 2019 elections.
Mr Soyode who paid a courtesy visit to the former Governor of Rotary Club International District 9125, Dr. Mike Omotosho in his Office in Abuja said he is ready to take the mandate of the YES Nigeria to every citizen of the country on their desired promised land with the help of experiences he has from the international community and one that has interacts strongly with major stakeholders in the country.
When asked about any aspiration, Mr Alistair Soyode who is also the convener of the foremost leading mentorship platform, *NIDME CORP*, said he has all it takes to run for the highest office at Local, State or National level and as always will contributes positively to its development.
He expanded on the medium and movement which according to him have the following aims and objectives
” is a call to service to our parent’s land, a call to sensitize, educate, enlighten and bring our electorates to the consciousness of the realities around us. We are confronted with difficulties and lack of adequate supportive governance by some of our leaders.
We have set out to assist in the process of electing credible leaders in their various political parties for our generation and seek to achieve this by offering meaningful, objective and constructive ideas for use in the process of elections or selections”.
Dr Omotosho who also is the National Chairman of Labour party while noting the system is facing corrupt practises in his remarks pledged support for citizens joining the political paths especially those with strong credentials, high level of commitments to nation building and promised to work with them based on common interests to ensure that Nigerian people gets the best.
Dr Omotosho extended call on all to get involved in politics and stop the habit of criticizing from outside, saying the vision is doable to changed leadership positions but needs a collective effort by all Nigerians to make it happen.
Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Abdullahi Bala has disclosed that without the intervention efforts of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), most public higher institutions in the country would have gone into oblivion.
Prof. Bala made this remarks in Minna during the recent convocation of the university where the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa commissioned the Phase II Complex building for the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology sponsored by TETFund.
Ebikwo Benn, TETFund Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations in a statement said the Vice Chancellor had explained to the visiting TETFund team that the landscape surrounding the commissioned edifice will soon be completed to help add the aesthetic beauty of the project.
According to him, “This building is the Phase II of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. We have had serious shortages of office and classroom accommodation at the Phase I of the School and the management of the University deemed it wise that we build additional complex for the School.
“So we are happy that the funding is from TETFund and actually if you look around here, most of the buildings were funded by TETFund and I know that like Oliver Twist we will always come back to ask for more but before coming to ask for more, we want to show TETFund what we have been doing with your money, that is why we felt it necessary that you be here with us today.
“We confirm the support we have been enjoying from TETFund, in enhancing the landscape of our campus through funding of critical projects. Indeed, in the words of my predecessor, public higher institutions in Nigeria would have gone into oblivion without TETFund” he added.
In his remarks while commissioning the project, Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa expressed his delight with the quality and size of the projects, reiterating that it meets the expectation and specification of TETFund as it has to do with iconic projects.
Congratulating the staff and students of the university over the successful completion and commissioning of the project, Dr. Baffa explained that TETFund is poised to help tertiary institutions put in place iconic structures that will not only boost the self-esteem of the students but ensure that campuses of Nigerian universities boast of structures that can be compared to what is obtainable in other countries.
According to him, “We are happy that the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology is completed. We are also excited with the size, the quality of the finishing, we believe that this will help in no small ways in expanding the access and in providing space for more students that are going to study Agriculture and Agricultural Technology and such other related courses.
“This is in keeping with one of our core mandate of providing essential infrastructure for teaching and learning and like I say times and again, we are so interested in seeing beneficiary institutions putting in place, Iconic structures that are beautiful, that are useful with very high utility value and that are very qualittative in finishing. This structure meets our requirements for Iconic building that is big, that is qualitative.
“I want to congratulate the community of Federal University of Technology, Minna under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for fulfilling this very important requirement of TETFund. We have been arguing time and again that we will not want our students who finished their primary school and we say they are being promoted to go to secondary school but the buildings they left in their primary school are the same buildings they met in their secondary school.
“They finished secondary school and they are going to university, the same matchbox structure that they left in their secondary school, they come to the university and they see the same structure, and we are telling them they are getting promotion, they are growing but they are meeting the same thing.
“The environment where we teach and learn is very very crucial to the success of the learning process and that is why we believe that the university environment is where to come and copy everything about quality structure, big structure, beautiful structure and this really fits into that description”
Dr. Baffa further explained that the resolve of TETFund to vigorously pursue its strategic mandate of providing essential infrastructure for teaching and learning was in keeping to the promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari, of ensuring quality education at all levels as well as the provision in the Ministerial Strategic Plan of expanding access to higher education.
During the convocation, a total of 3,741 students graduated with 62 bagging first class degrees.
The Umuobasi Youth Association (UYA), an umbrella body uniting all the youths of Umuobasi within and in the Diaspora has embarked on the building of a multi-million naira ICT Centre in Umuobasi community in an effort aimed at bridging the digital divide between the youths of the area and youths from technologically developed economies.
Umuobasi is a sprawling border community in Mbala Isuochi, in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, which shares boundary with Enugu and Anambra States to the North and West respectively, with very enterprising, urbane but culturally proud young men and women, who have over the years continued to sustain the cultural heritage and values bequeathed to them by their forefathers.
Mr. Sheriff Zadok Emeka Eboh in an interview said the youth association embarked on the project in fulfillment of the election campaign promises made by his team to the youths during the association’s general election in August last year.
“Recall we made promises during our campaign to resign if we fail to start a record-breaking project within six months after our election, and here we are with such a project ever initiated by a youth body in Nigeria.
“It may interest you to know that we decided to embark on building this Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Centre to provide access to information to our teaming youths through telecommunications, intelligent building management systems that will lead to improved student learning and better learning methods as well as increase students exposure to ICT education through curriculum integration,” he said.
Eboh, who is also a Special Assistant on Students’ Affairs to the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, stated that the youth body embarked on the project, bearing in mind that worldwide research has shown that ICT can lead to knowledge with sometimes, practical and presentation skills, assuring that when completed, Umuobasi youths will have proper access to Information and Communication Technologies right there in the village.
On what motivated the youth association to embark on the project, Eboh said the essential component of the centre would be a place where ICT knowledge is imparted through cutting-edge information knowledge economy and transfer initiative, using communication technologies and sophisticated knowledge sharing processes and education.
“It would help to promote business development and partnerships with public, private sector and ICT industry. It will facilitate opportunities for new business development, availability of venture capital to stimulate start-ups and provide entrepreneurship training in order to turn innovations into business.
“At any point in time I remembers that this Centre, when completed, will be a place where our youths and next generation is educated, trained and skilled to take positions at all levels of development required in this modern days, I get motivated by the team of my excos and the entire members of our youths in general,” he said.
He noted that at the moment, the project is funded by little donations and contributions of the youths and some of the people from the community who share the same idea of developing the youths and the community, adding that it is a project that everybody must contribute to, to ensure timely completion.
The youth president said that government has a lot of roles to play in the project and expressed his administration’s readiness to welcome whatever contribution governments at any level can offer to see to the realization of the project. “We hope to reach out to public, corporate and private organizations to assist us in equipping the Centre. We would continue to reach out to all and sundry for assistance until this project is completed.”
While assuring that efforts will be made to build the human capacity needed for the centre, the youth president said that with the enormous support and solidarity so far received from both sons and daughters of the community, the association shall periodically organize seminars, workshops, conferences and similar events to strengthen the success of building the Centre as a capacity development delivery mechanism, tried and tested and found to be valuable in other developed countries.
Eboh stated that the Centre when completed, would house a Mini-Conference Hall with over 200 sitting capacity, a Sitting Library, Archive and an ICT innovation centre with an office. He, therefore, advised the youths to remain focused and committed to their aspiration in life, while at the same time remaining faithful to God.
“The youths must never indulge in acts that could tarnish the image of our community; they must shun cultism, prostitution and drug abuse at all times. We must join hands to develop our community and say no to whatever that could lead to the disintegration of the Umuobasi Autonomous Community,” he said.
The Umuobasi Youth Association has been in existence for over 35 years, producing six different presidents before the emergence of the current president.
OONI EMPOWERS 500 WOMEN, SAYS MICRO- ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT IS A, CATALYST Of ECONOMIC SUCCESS
The Ooni of Ife and Arode Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi II has charged government to heavily investment in micro-economy development, as a viable catalyst of speedy economic growth in the developing countries, saying it is a sustainable solution to its various socio-economic challenges.
He said such initiative must be driven by active participation of people at the grassroots through Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
Ooni Ogunwusi who is the Co-chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria disclosed this on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at the closing ceremony of the Ooni Annual Women Empowerment Workshops 2018 held at the Oba Okunade Sijuade Hall, Enuwa Ile-Ife.
The revered monarch who bemoaned the level of poverty facing the Nigerian masses said there was an urgent need for people at the helm of affairs to give priority to women and youth empowerment.
“The solution to Nigerian economic problem like many other developing counties is the development of micro-economy through small and medium scale enterprises. We have to start empowering the women and our youths to be active stakeholders in the economic development”. Ooni said
The Supreme Head of Yoruba race worldwide called for dynamism in the approach of tackling economic challenges in the country. He suggested a well planned empowerment initiative to support the economically vulnerable segment of the society like women and youths.
“It’s time for us to change our method of nation -building, we must prioritise women and youth empowerment to drive the micro-economy and boost economic activities in the country generally.
“If you empower one woman, you have empowered more than a nation. Women are different in their approach and mannerism, they are the pillars of every home, they are the custodians of homes, they make good homes”, Ooni said.
He urged Nigerians to be courageous enough to ask questions that can check excesses of people in positions of authorities and ask questions from the political leaders to ensure accountability and openness.
He decried the increasing population in the country without plans to make it productive through engagement, as he advised women trained under the programme to make maximum use of the skills acquired to improve their earnings and be financially independent.
The African foremost monarch said those trained under the programme are women drawn from across the country and called on people in leadership positions to assist local product makers grow their businesses by buying from them.
In his remarks, the Director General of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Nasir Mohammed, commended the monarch for lending helping hands to the beneficiaries, urging privileged Nigerians to assist the less privileged acquire skills that can make them productive and earn decent living.
He assured the beneficiaries that NDE would assist them to market their products, starting with those in Internally Displaced People camps, adding that the directorate will later assist them to package and sell the products to some West African countries.
“Privileged Nigerians should help the downtrodden. They all need to learn from Ooni of Ife who very is passionate about helping his people. We will assist to market these products the beneficiaries of the empowerment programmes have produced.
“We will try to liase with the relevant government agencies and sell the products to the IDP camps. After we have helped them package the products, we will then sell to other West African countries”, NDE DG said.
Mohammed also noted that women have proven to be better in loan repayment, saying on that basis, NDE plans to go to rural areas and organise women into cooperative societies, through which they can assess loans to finance their businesses.
The Chief Executive Officer of ABUAD Ventures, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola in het remarks as the commended Ooni Ogunwusi for the empowerment of 500. She initiatives like this will definitely get “The young girls who are prospective women in Nigeria and other developing countries productively and gainfully engaged.
“Those young girls who are prospective women in Nigeria and other developing countries were facing socio-economic challenges of exploitation, violence and abuse. We must commend this great king for this initiatives. Things like this will definitely get the jobless women and young girls not only productive for themselves but the will also become useful to the society”. Yeye Aare Babalola said.
An UK based politician and Former Speaker of London Borough Hon. Folasade Etti who was the Guest Speaker at the occasion frowned at the “second class” treatment Nigerian women get in the hands of men in the country. She charged women to rise up making their voice heard and support themselves politically to be major stakeholders in government.
Earlier, while he was presenting the products of the the two weeks training to the audience, The Special Assistant to Ooni of Ife on Youth Development and Empowerment, Olamide Awosunle said 500 women were trained for two weeks to produce the displayed items like cream, disinfectant, perfumes, airfresheners, shea butter, woman hairs(wigs) ladies slippers, shoes and bags. He said Ooni was solely financed the project which runs annually.
Those that attended the occasion include Yeye Aare Modupe Afe Babalola accompanied by top Management women from Afe Babalola University, Dr. Nasiru Muhammed, Director-General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Guest Speaker; Hon. Sade Etti, Former Speaker, London Borough, Mrs Modupe Ozolua, Princess Gbemisola Adewumi Taiwo from Dublin and Mr.Jide Falade, Director, Child Development, Ministry of Women Affairs in the State of Osun who represented the Commissioner, Obalufe of Iremo-Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, The Lowa Adimula of Ife, Highchief Adekola Adeyeye, Obaloran of Ilode, Oba Saka Olawusi, The Alara of Ara Oodaye, Oba Segun Layade and a host of others.
One of the major problems bedeviling Nigeria is the issue of leadership and high level corruption as the same old politicians keep resurfacing to rule the country and still do not fulfill their electoral promises to the people.
A new movement that is seeking to create a better Nigeria and do away with bad leadership that has squandered the hopes, dreams and aspiration of Nigerians over the years has come up with its own ideas, solution and aspire for leadership positions.
All of these and more was discussed at a press conference held in Lagos by the convener of the movement Dr Allistair Soyode a media entrepreneur where he unveiled “YES MOVEMENT ” and talked about the vision and motive for starting the movement with the aim of attaining a developed, decent and corrupt free country.
He said the political movement is here to advocate good governance and produce competent leaders who are capable of taking the country from years of decadence to prosperity.
Speaking further on good governance, the convener of YES MOVEMENT said electorates will be educated on all they need to do to select a credible leader to rule the country.
He also revealed the vision of the movement that was founded in 2017 with the aim of becoming a political party that would be different from others.
Speaking about his relationship with Nigeria politicians, he described their relationship to be cordial and nothing more .