As part of our quest to make #OfficeOfTheCitizen better, we hosted an interactive session yesterday with some listeners of the program in our office to have an off-air conversation so as to evaluate the impact of the program so far on the Plateau. This came few hours after the radio station engagement, a special edition where we featured our listeners as guests. Some of the amazing listeners we had included, Radio Mama Ada, Extravagant Maloby, Suleiman Officer amongst others. We also had Mr. Dapo Awobeku from @eienigeria BigBlunt the presenter of the program, Odinaka Kingsley Obeta the project lead and Mr. Obinna Chukwuezie our executive director. In the course of the evaluation we launched a movement of grassroot citizens who are passionate about good governance and committed to holding government accountable. This movement would help watch government activities as it pertains policy development and implementation alongside governance from the citizen's perspective. We hope that this would from now on help give visibility to the functions of the #OfficeOfTheCitizen on the Plateau. Photos: Cross section of participants during the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio program evaluation in our office yesterday.
Yesterday on the #OfficeOfTheCitizen we hosted two amongst our many amazing listeners on the show, guess what? Radio mama and the only Extravagant Maloby were guests in the feedback edition of the #OfficeOfTheCitizen . On the show, we started by defining the main aim of the program, we established that the #OfficeOfTheCitizen is geared towards empowering the citizen with required information about government policies by way of helping them to hold government accountable. We considered topics that have been previously discussed on the show and we looked at the impact such topics made on the citizens. From the feedbacks received on the show, it was evident that the office of the citizen radio program on the plateau has indeed helped to empower the citizen with relevant information as it concerns governance. We also noted from the callers that the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio program has helped to bring state legislators closer to the citizens this has been made possible through the legislative townhall meeting. It has generally being a wonderful time powering the OfficeOfTheCitizen on the plateau, we hope to do more! The #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio program is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with Ji4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth EmpowermentJi4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment and @ktfmjos Photo LtR: Odinaka Kingsley Obeta (Project Lead), BigBlunt Morgan Tok (Presenter), Extravagant Maloby (Active Listener), Radio Mama Ada ( Active Listener), Dapo Awobeku (EiENigeria), Obinna Chukwuezie (ED, Ji4Ye)
For the past one year and three months the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio program have been running in the city of Jos, the program's target is to build the understanding of citizens as regards their role in governance amongst others matters. Tomorrow on the radio program, we will be receiving feedbacks from our listener as regards the impact of the show. How has the #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio program helped you as a citizen? How have the topics treated of help to you? How can you rate the program so far? Join us tomorrow, Friday 20th September 2019 as we discuss feedbacks on the show. #Feedbacks #Evaluation
#Throwback #2018 #Elections in Nigeria is bitterly contested. Most times, it looks like battlefield online and offline. How do we ensure that youth stay away from violence before, during and after elections, even as they actively participate in the electoral process? Join this episode of #Ji4YeHangout , (our peaceful election dialogue) to gain and share unique insights.
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) ranging from rape of minors, sexual harassment, domestic violence etc have been on the steady increase in #Adamawa state. Concerned about these ugly trend, Ji4Ye has joined the Adamawa Coalition Against Rape alongside other Civil Society Organizations to take action to end the scourge. One of our strategies is to end #SGBV through education, so we are finalising plans to carryout a massive sensitisation Walk in Yola on Wednesday tagged ''March Against Rape.'' These activities advances #SDG 3, 5 & 16. #TeamJi4Ye #NorthEast
The Election Petition Tribunals across Nigeria, in the past weeks have given several verdicts. Some of the verdicts upturned earlier victory of a party/candidate, as announced by the INEC. In some cases, victories were upheld. In some others, a fresh election is to be conducted. In each case, the Tribunals said they relied on the evidence that parties tendered, witness testimony, provisions of the Electoral Act and the Constitution of Nigeria. However, some citizens believe justice is when they win. Anything except win is unacceptable and a travesty of justice. Indeed, justice should be self evident, sadly this is not so in our clime. As a citizen what are your concerns regarding the verdicts? Would you say that they are fair or otherwise? What are the implications of some of the verdict s to Nigeria Democratic experience and your confidence in the judicial process? Tell us how you feel or think tomorrow on our weekly radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen on KT 103.9 FM #Jos , between 9-10am. Call in (phone no on the flier), SMS, Facebook, Tweet using #OOTCPlateau . #BeAnActiveCitizen #CitizenSpeak
Plateau State House of Assembly has 24 Honorable Members representing 24 state constituencies in the state. How well do you know your representative? Have you visited his/her constituency office? Do you know his/her legislative agenda for your constituency? Apart from making laws, what other functions do they perform? Two members of the Plateau state House of Assembly will be Live on the special edition of our weekly radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen tomorrow tagged "RADIO LEGISLATIVE TOWNHALL MEETING." The aim is to provide a platform interaction between law makers and their constituents, who ordinarily do not have direct access to them. Join us by 9am tomorrow (Friday, September 6th, 2019) on KT103.9FM Jos. Call, SMS, ask questions here, it will be read on air. This program is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with Ji4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment and @ktfmjos #BeAnActiveCitizen #HoldYourLeadersAccountable #AskTheRightQuestions
Community Stories Nigeria @reporternigeria is a community-based journalism initiative run by Ji4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment, whose goal is to build communities through news stories and social messages, as well as amplify community voices. You can follow the platform on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @ReporterNigeria #CommunityCamera
Young people need to understand their rights, voice their opinions, actively participate in decisions that affect their lives, demand for good governance, responsiveness and public accountability. Our weekly Live radio programme, #OfficeOfTheCitizen which started in June 2018, provides the platform.
Today's edition of #OfficeOfTheCitizen radio programme was indeed, SPECIAL! We tagged it "Radio Legislative Townhall Meeting." The idea was to provide a platform where citizens can engage those that they elected to represent them at the Plateau State House of Assembly. Interestingly, two vibrant members of the Plateau State House of Assembly were in the studio to interact with the citizens. The phone calls kept pouring in, so also the SMSs. We thank the honorable members for finding time to be in the studio and being patient and open to respond to all the questions relating to their constituency projects, cult activities in Jos, sanitation, oversight functions, law making, confirmation of appointments, high cost of governance and others issues that citizens felt passionate about. We thank the lawmakers for creating awareness about the duties of the elected members of the House. These, they believe would help citizens to choose the right representatives as well as know when such a representative is doing his/her job well or not. Some callers were curious to know what lawmakers are doing to ensure that the governor appoint commissioners soon. We sincerely apologize to those whose calls were not taken due to time constraint. We hope to take them next week on the show, as another set of lawmakers from the House of Assembly would be in the studio. This programme is brought to you by @EiENigeria in collaboration with @Ji4Ye and @KT103.9FMJos. Photo L-R: Hon. Daniel, Nanbol Listick (Member, Representing Langtang North-Central Constituency), BigBlunt Morgan Tok (Presenter), Hon. Gwottson Fom Dalyop (Member, Representing Jos South Constituency), Odinaka Kingsley Obeta (Project Lead).
#Plateau State House of Assembly has 24 Honorable Members representing 24 state constituencies in the state. How well do you know your representative? Have you visited his/her constituency office? Do you know his/her legislative agenda for your constituency? Apart from making laws, what other functions do they perform? Two members of the Plateau state House of Assembly will be Live on the special edition of our weekly radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen tomorrow tagged "RADIO LEGISLATIVE TOWNHALL MEETING." The aim is to provide a platform interaction between law makers and their constituents, who ordinarily do not have direct access to them. Join us by 9am tomorrow (Friday, August 30, 2019) on KT103.9FM #Jos . Call, SMS, ask questions here, it will be read on air. This program is brought to you by EiENigeria in collaboration with Ji4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment and KT103.9FMJos #BeAnActiveCitizen #HoldYourLeadersAccountable #AskTheRightQuestions
Earlier today on our radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen we looked at the topic ''Appointing State Commissioners: Matters Arising''. Through the help of our guest on the show we were able to dissect the topic in such an amazing way. To start with, we acknowledged that the delay in the appointment of state commissioners by the governor even after 3months is uncalled-for and wrong. We also noted the fact that the previous set of commissioners performed below expectations, even the governor acknowledged this himself. Going forward, we pointed out that citizens have every right to demand and make input as it regards this appointments. Only competent persons should be appointed as failure to do this will jeopardize the future of such a particular state ministry. Appointment should be done on the basis of qualification, passion for the growth of the state and office irrespective of tribal, ethnic and religious sentiments. If we must move forward, appointees must also have a track record of excellence in their various fields of careers. Individuals considered for appointments must also be transparent, capable, qualified and have the fear of God in them. Government must focus on key areas of the state such as mining, agriculture, entertainment and most importantly security and ensure that tangible results are produced from this areas. By way of making progress, citizens must rise to the call and commence recommendation of the right persons to the governor, citizens must subsequently engage commissioners in chats to measure and evaluate their performance and also learn to protest peaceful towards the removal of any commissioner failing in his/her duties. This programme is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with @Ji4Ye and @Ktfm Photo LtR: BigBlunt (Presenter), Comr. Steve Aluko (Public Affairs Commentator), Mr. John Pofi ( Public Affairs Commentator), Odinaka Kingsley Obeta (Project Lead)
Ever since the swearing in of the new administration, citizens have waited for patiently and anxiously for the appointments of ministers and state commissioners. Just yesterday, the President of the federal republic confirmed the appointments of 43 ministers who will pilot the affairs of the different ministries. This is a plus, however we still await the appointments of state commissioners by the Plateau state government. Tomorrow on our radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen , we will be looking at matters arising from the upcoming appointments. Our area of focus would be the criteria for these appointments, the basis of appointments and the supposed qualification of these appointees. Join us by 9am tomorrow on Kt103.9fm jos as we iron things out, do remember to call in or drop your contributions on the show. This programme is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with @ji4ye and @ktfmjos
Last week on our radio program #OfficeOfTheCitizen we discussed matters pertaining to youth involvement on the SDGs of the United Nations. In our discussion we agreed that youths are the active components required for the actualization of the SDGs, we also pointed out the fact that implementing the SDGs would truly go a along way in making our world a better place. A very important fact pointed out is the importance of goal 4 of the SDGs ''quality education'' it was noted that every child deserves quality education irrespective of religious, tribal, ethnic or social differences. The 17th goal ''Partnership'' was also noted as a key tool that should be leveraged upon in bringing to existence the other goals. Going forward, we agreed that youths voices can only be amplified when we begin to show them how instrumental they are in achieving the goals. We must begin to imbibe the culture of data keeping which would help us in measuring our progress as a nation, we can also create SDG clubs in schools to help educate the children on the goals and also give them an opportunity to also make their contributions in achieving them. This programme is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with @ji4ye and @ktfmjos Photo LtR: Big Blunt (Presenter), Ponfa Miri (Global Peace Ambassador), David Okpatuma (ED, Pro Earth) Joey (Project Assistant)
Globally, the need to save the world from challenges bordering health, climate change, lack of education amongst others have led the United Nations to come up the 17 sustainable development goals strategy which is an upgrade of the millennium development goals. On tomorrow's edition of the show #OfficeOfTheCitizen , we would be having a discussion around amplifying youth voices and SDGs. What is the role of the 21st century global youths in achieving the SDGs before 2030, here in Nigeria we have a very bad educational system, how can we see to it as youths we create a change in this sphere. Join us from 9 - 10am as we dissect this topic. We look forward to your contributions on the show! This program is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with @Ji4Ye and @ktfm #SDG4 #Education #ActiveYouth
On Friday's episode of our show #OfficeOfTheCitizen we considered the topic ''Human Rights Violation in Nigeria: Matters Arising''. On the show we established that human rights was designed in the year 1948 by the United Nations and ever since this document has been the most meticulously designed document with a global phenomena. Human rights in Nigeria has been a joke for a while now considering the high level of intolerance by both government and the judiciary. Unemployment in the country is a violation of human right, bad governance is also a violation of human rights but nobody looks at all these. Human rights entails fairness, justice, equity, good governance amongst many others. Citizens are aware of their rights but are yet living in human rights violation on daily basis because they have given up on the system expected to protect them. Unfortunately justice is for the highest bidder in the country. Citizens now resort to prayers so as to get justice, prisons are congested because people cannot pay for their processes out of detention. Government today selects what they want to uphold, this is very wrong! Going forward, Nigeria as a nation must learn from countries like Britain so that we can make progress in tackling these violation. Government must be fair to all! The government must make the economy work for the citizens. Citizens must be permitted to hold peaceful protest, they have these rights as backed by the constitution. Government can and should be held accountable by citizens, they have the right to, this shouldn't come with any form of bias looks from the angle of the government. The rights of every single Nigerian is important and must be respected by the government! This program is brought to you by @eienigeria in collaboration with @ji4ye and @ktfmjos Photo LtR: Tok Morgan(Presenter), Pharm. Chung John (Public Affairs Commentator), Ujin Jossy Mallai (Project Assistant)