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EiE Nigeria Weekly Update

Monday, February 13, 2017
 
Democracy can only work properly and a country can only be successful if citizens are active at all levels, from voting, in central down to local elections, for government, schools and other authorities. Citizens must hold their representatives accountable for their actions.” 
 - Julian Ogilvie Thompson
(South African businessman)

Citizens Speak with OneVoice - #IStandWithNigeria
 

Citizens in Lagos and Abuja came out in large numbers to join the peaceful #IStandWithNigeria protest organised by EiE on Monday, February 6th.

Citizens from across Lagos & outside Lagos were joined by Seyi Law, Charles Oputa(Charly Boy), Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore on the march from National Stadium, Surulere to National Theatre, Iganmu.

In Abuja, Aisha Yesufu, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, Mma Odi & Ezenwa Nwangwu led citizens from Abuja and its environs to the State House.

The Nigerian Police were present in both cities to provide adequate security for citizens.

There were also peaceful protests in Abia, Uyo, Ibadan & Enugu that were not organized by EiE.

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo responded to the protests saying “we hear you loud and clear”. A letter with demands for transparency in all tiers of government, adequate security, reduced cost of governance, social justice and uninterrupted power supply was delivered to him.

Office of the Citizen in Action Again!

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and civil society organizations (CSOs) organized a protest on Thursday, February 9th in Lagos and abuja to denounce the suffering in the country. They took their grievances to the National Assembly Complex, Office of the Acting President and Lagos State Secretariat.

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Emefiele Must Go!

EiE, BudgIT and 14 entrepreneurs have written an open letterto the Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, demanding for his resignation. This is due to CBN’s foreign exchange policies which have grossly affected the growth of industries and the economy at large.
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BBOG Concerned about FG’s Silence on the Release of Chibok Girls

The #BringBackOurGirls movement has expressed concerns about the silence of the government surrounding the negotiations for the release of the Chibok girls in captivity.
 
It was 1,035 days on Saturday, February 12th since 276 girls were abducted.
276 abducted.
57 escaped. 
3 found. 
21 released. 
4 infants with our girls.
19 parents dead.                                                                                                                               
We are still missing 195!
 
Lend your voice in your own way or join our gatherings:
Abuja – Unity Fountain, Daily, 5 - 6pm
Lagos – Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
Lagos – Ejigbo Local Council Area, Opposite NNPC, Ejigbo, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 11am - 1pm

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Countdown to our 2017 1st Volunteer Day – 5 days away!

Interested in volunteering for EiE as we prepare to educate and get citizens to engage their reps?
Please send your Name, Phone Number, Email Address and Location to 08076468401 in this format:
“VD. Name. Phone Number.Email. Location and State”

Example:

“VD. Sola Bello. 081735436422. sola@gmail.comIkeja, Lagos, State”

 We look forward to hearing from you!
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team
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