Sunday, 7 July 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: URGENTLY RESOLVING THE FARMER-HERDER CRISES IN NIGERIA



PRESS STATEMENT: URGENTLY RESOLVING THE FARMER-HERDER CRISES IN NIGERIA

Sunday 7th July, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Over the past few days there have been raging controversies over the Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria. As a responsive and citizen focused leader, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR decided to suspend the programme which is very commendable.

There is another ‘similarly appearing’ programme of government called the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). This plan has however been approved by the National Economic Council and seems more acceptable to diverse actors. In addition before government developed the NLTP it has held necessary consultations. A Policy Dialogue was held in Kaduna in April 2017 while a National Conference on the Transformation of the Nigerian Livestock Industry was held from the 11th to 15th September 2017 with over 770 stakeholders present.

Based on researches made, Election Monitor is of the opinion that The Federal Government should proceed with and adopt the NLTP as it is a robust, well thought-out intervention that can truly address the herder-farmer crises in Nigeria. Definitely state governments, the private sector, research institutions and others will be needed to make its implementation successful and impactful to the nation.

Election Monitor as an organization that promotes good governance has made some recommendations for Government to ensure that the NLTP is effectively implemented and achieves its stated objectives.

The document can be found below.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed

Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: BUILDING A RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA IN NIGERIA




PRESS STATEMENT: BUILDING A RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA IN NIGERIA

Sunday 30th June, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

During the June 12 Inaugural Democracy Day Speech President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR spoke about social media use in Nigeria. It is important that government puts in place measures to build a safe and responsible social media in Nigeria because the social media space is fast-becoming a space for intolerance, hate, defamation and other reprehensible actions. Government must act urgently, cautiously and decisively to address this challenge.

It is important to allow free speech in the country, however it is not acceptable for people in the exercise of their own freedoms to violate the rights and freedoms of others. Government should also look into offline activities such as protests which are organized to prevent other citizens from expressing their own fundamental rights. For example the Nigerian Constitution allows every citizen to worship freely. As a result no other citizen has a right to demand that other citizens not worship where they please. This is a grave situation that could have been caustic if the protesters had been dominated by a religion different from the religious organization they protested against. While citizens have been allowed to protest they must not infringe on the rights of others while doing so. It is important for all Nigerians to understand that the Judiciary is the only legal body in Nigeria saddled with the authority to judge anyone. Acting outside the law is illegal irrespective of the nobility of the intentions.   

Some snapshots from some of the most developed countries in the world are attached to show that even in the most liberal democracies there are consequences for misuse of social media.

Election Monitor as an organization which promotes good governance has made some recommendations for the Federal Government of Nigeria to help build a responsible social media in Nigeria.

The document can be found below.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed

Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator

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Saturday, 29 June 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: GROWING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA




PRESS STATEMENT: GROWING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NIGERIA 

Sunday 30th June, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The manufacturing sector is critical to the growth of any economy. While electricity supply is one of the greatest challenges confronting the manufacturing sector in Nigeria there are also other challenges which the Federal Government needs to address while simultaneously working to improve distributed power nationwide. President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has committed to growing the Nigerian economy and a robust manufacturing sector will help to ensure this is achieved.

Election Monitor as an organization which promotes good governance has made some recommendations for the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The document can be found below.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed


Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator


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Thursday, 27 June 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA



PRESS STATEMENT: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

Thursday 27th June, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Election Monitor as an organisation that promotes good governance is very committed to the success of Nigeria.  We believe that Nigeria has all it takes to become a first world country and make major developmental strides.

In line with this Election Monitor has come up with some recommendations for the Federal Government spanning various sectors. These recommendations can be found in the document below.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed

Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator



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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

Monday, 24 June 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: LEVERAGING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA




PRESS STATEMENT: LEVERAGING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Monday 24th June, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All over the world, countries are leveraging more and more on technology to grow their economies. As this is the information age it is critical for Nigeria to leverage innovative technologies to drive sustainable economic growth.

The Federal Government from 2015 to 2019 made significant efforts at promoting technology startups, development of tech hubs etc which is positioning Nigeria to become a leading technology player in the coming years.

While appreciating the contributions of investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to software development projects and telecom infrastructure in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari in his Democracy Day speech added that his government would continue work to reduce social and economic inequality through technology and other means.

Election Monitor is of the view that the 4th industrial move of mankind is one area where Nigeria can become globally competitive since we have many of the inherent requirements to do so.

As a result Election Monitor prepared the document below to make some recommendations to government on how to develop Nigeria’s technology industry to a point where it will become a major driver of the national economy.  

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed

Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator


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Friday, 21 June 2019

PRESS STATEMENT: RAPIDLY BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE ULTRA-MODERN RAILWAY NETWORK IN NIGERIA - UPDATED







PRESS STATEMENT: RAPIDLY BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE ULTRA-MODERN RAILWAY NETWORK IN NIGERIA - UPDATED
Thursday 11th July 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Election Monitor commends President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR’s commitment to transforming Nigeria’s infrastructure. The 100 billion naira to be invested in the rail sector in 2019 is a step in the direction.

During the June 12th Democracy Day Inaugural Speech, President Buhari committed to urgently modernizing the nation’s rail systems as well as opening the arteries of transportation nationwide.  

In line with this, Election Monitor believes that rail transportation offers a unique opportunity for Nigeria to take advantage of to help spur economic growth as well as making transport much safer and comfortable for all Nigerians. Making rail infrastructure a top priority in this administration is truly commendable.

Election Monitor has prepared a document (which is available below) to make some recommendations to the Federal Government to rapidly develop the rail sector in Nigeria. This is an updated document.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Nigeria shall prevail!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Signed



Abiodun Ajijola
National Coordinator



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RAPIDLY BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE ULTRA-MODERN RAILWAY NETWORK IN NIGERIA