Ikorodu Embraces United Action for Change

-United Action For Change to be inaugurated on April 30 in Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu.

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L-R, One of the facilitators, Engr. Akeem Afolabi, the Convener, Barr. Nurudeen Ogbara, NBA Ikorodu Chairman, Barr. Dotun Adetunji and the host, Com. Japheth Odesanya at the meeting

The Ikorodu Chapter of the UNITED ACTION FOR CHANGE (UAC), a pressure group and an initiative of the former Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Muiz Banire held its inaugural meeting in Ikorodu on Saturday, April 9, 2016..

At the inaugural meeting of the group held at the new The Factor Newsmagazine office, opposite Be-Happy Petroleum, along Ijede Road, Itamaga, Ikorodu people’s from all-works of life pledged to make the group evolve as the voice of the citizens in the country.

In his opening remarks, the Convener of the UAC, Barrister Kazeem Ogbara stated that the group is all about paradigm shift that would give every member sense of belonging and galvanize the society towards development.

“This group is more of a pressure group than NGO. Our duty is to galvanize the public for development by constructively engaging every tier and arm of the government constructively in building a good society for all. It is also a non-partisanship movement”, explained the Convener.

Ogbara who also stated that the methodology of the group is primary constitution added that the group, “will write petition, mobilize, institute actions against unjust and inhumane government policies and engage government in prioritizing projects”

“Since it is all about paradigm shift, our operation is not going to be the same way traditional organization is being run. Any member can be called upon to preside at meetings; represent or act in whatever capacity. The committee is going to be run on committee system, whereby sound and capable hands will be constituted into legal, economic etc committees to look into different government policies and proffer solution that will benefit the public”

According to the Publisher, The Factor Newsmagazine who incidentally is the host of the inaugural UAC meeting in Ikorodu, “the Ikorodu chapter of United Action for Change will soon activate social media platforms like whatzzap, facebook, twitter etc for members and general public interaction. The aim is beyond politics as we all are used to, but an avenue to bring about desirable change for the people. It is only when we have that that we can have good polity and engage in saner politicking.”

Other members present welcome the idea which they describe as long-overdue and pledged their commitment and dedication for its successes.

The United Action for Change value proposition for changing Nigeria revolves round national rebirth; value re-orientation & mobilization, transparency & accountability in governance, citizen’s engagements and citizenship.

The campaign which is also targeting different categories of the Nigerian society and the general public at large is conceived as a vehicle to engage and sensitize Nigerians on the philosophical and moral significance of Change working.

…Group To Engage Vice President Osinbajo on April 23

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The Convener, Barrister Nurudeen Ogbara addressing the gathering

Meanwhile, the national body of the United Action for Change (U.A.C) is schedule to interact with the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at a Town Hall Meeting on April 23, 2016.

The group is expected to present its positions on some national issues at the meeting which is scheduled for 3pm at the Oranmiyan Hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja.

According to Barrister Dotun Adetunji, the Ikorodu contingent shall depart from the meeting on April 23 for the Town Hall meeting with the Vice President.

For further details, contact Barr. Ogbara, Barr. Adedotun (Ikorodu NBA Chairman) or Comrade Japheth.

 

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