A civil society group, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Improvement (SCDDD), has known as for a nationwide dialogue as an answer to the insecurity and different challenges bedevilling the nation.
The group, in an announcement signed and made out there to DAILY POST by its Government Director, Ambassador Sani S. Bala, stated it reached the decision after due session with numerous stakeholders
SCDDD additionally provides to mainstream an entire of the society-driven nationwide dialogue to achieve consensus on workable pathways to sturdy peace, nationwide unity, safety and sustainable growth.
“On the eighth of October 2020, a bunch of well-meaning and anxious Nigerians from all walks of life issued a really robust public assertion drawing the speedy consideration of the Federal and State Governments to what they termed as “unsatisfactory responses” to the challenges of governance in Nigeria,” the group added.
“The group publicly expressed the necessity for collective motion by all, in collaboration with the Nigerian civil society organizations, to proffer lasting options to those recurrent multifaceted challenges of governance threatening the nation’s existence.”
SCDDD stated it was deeply touched by the shared issues expressed by this group in regards to the unsatisfactory Authorities’s responses to the challenges of governance in Nigeria;
It stated that it’s “motivated by the shared perception that Nigerians of various ethnic nationalities will tolerate their non secular and cultural variations to work collectively carefully for the widespread reason behind rebuilding a united and affluent Nigerian nation and pushed by its whole dedication to the promotion of sturdy peace, unity, good governance and sustainable growth in a united Nigeria.”
SCDDD stated it’s “desirous of restoring public confidence within the Nigerian State, which the involved Nigerians argued was heightening the divides within the federation and creating widespread demand for dialogue and consensus constructing on restructuring, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Improvement (SCDDD), after due session with numerous stakeholders, provides to mainstream an entire of the society-driven nationwide dialogue to achieve consensus on workable pathways to sturdy peace, nationwide unity, safety and sustainable growth.”
On this regard, SCDDD “invitations and welcomes like-minded and prepared Nigerian CSOs, domiciled and energetic inside the completely different geopolitical zones and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to affix on this onerous activity of driving the method of significant nationwide dialogue that might lay sound foundation for the event of the widespread grounds for sturdy peace, nationwide unity, safety and sustainable growth in Nigeria.
“The primary section of those dialogues is anticipated to be three months, from the tip of January to late April 2021. The SCDDD and the stakeholding CSOs and different teams are anticipated to start their deliberations on the zonal ranges.
“Though our nationwide challenges are diverse and large unfold, the zonal stage deliberations shall deal with these interrelated thematic areas of Unity, Safety, Youth Engagement and CSO-Authorities Partnerships throughout the nation.
“You will need to underscore the purpose that the position of the CSOs as as grassroots monitoring and humanitarian organizations in selling and advocating for accountability in governance and pushing for the presence of Authorities in all communities are more and more being acknowledged and inspired by the United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS, therefore the necessity for partnership between the CSOs and the State and Federal Governments.
“The Savannah Centre needs to make use of this medium to attraction to all stakeholders within the six geopolitical zones and the FCT which might be supportive of defining the challenges of governance in any a part of the nation as nationwide issues requiring collective efforts, to completely take part within the zonal conferences quickly to be known as by their zonal CSOs driving the dialogue. The Savannah Centre strongly encourages the collaborating stakeholders to make the pragmatic suggestions geared toward proffering lasting options to our nationwide challenges.
“On the finish of the primary three months, Savannah Centre, alongside representatives of the stakeholders on these engagements, shall interface with the Federal Authorities in addition to zonal governments to craft optimistic pathways ahead in addition to supportive units of actions that may contribute to the general success of the badly wanted nation-building course of that may assure peace, nationwide unity, youth engagement and sustainable growth. “