The 1 Vote Without Violence group will hold a ROAD WALK, WEDNESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2018. One Vote without Violence is a Sensitization Movement carried out by Corps Members in Abeokuta Ogun state, Lead by Igwilo Paul Chima, Corps Liaison Officer (CLO) Abeokuta South, NYSC Ogun State In 2018.
The Movement inspired by the OGHA NYSC “Helping Hands Community Development Outreach Program, emphasized the need for Youths to become actively involved in rebuilding our nation Nigeria through Political Process Participation. This Movement is a selfless and community development service aimed at fostering peace and to increase the participation of Youths in the electoral processes of the Nation.
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OGHA NYSC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVENT held on May 9 - May 11, 2018 was in the words of hundreds, "A rousing success."
Over 500 people attended the Helping Hands Community Event in Abuekata, Ogun State. The Helping Hands Community Event's success is attributed to Chairman/President Isaac Precious Ikedi, Grace Atulaegwu, Okeke Rosemary Onyinyeokeke along with dozens of NYSC Corps members, sponsors and project manager. The theme of this outreach event is “Helping Hands, Reconstructing, Reconciling and Rebuilding” and focuses on reaching out to the poor and indigent, and our youth who need medical information, education and services.
The three day event was held in Abueketa, Nigeria from May 9 - May 11, 2018. During the event various speakers provided awareness in their areas of specialty. Doctors and other medical providers provided information and services in areas of high blood pressure, HIV and other medical problems facing society. The Corp members felt it was important to include medical information and services into the event because Aacording to Folashade Ogunsola, a professor of medicine and chairman of the Association of Colleges of Medicine of Nigeria, yet in our motherland, only about 35,000 doctors attend to the country’s 173 million citizens. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN body responsible for promoting international public health, puts Nigeria’s doctor-to-population ratio at 0.3 per 1,000 persons, which is grossly inadequate. To adequately serve the people, the country needs at least 237,000 doctors. Africa bears “more than 24% of the global burden of disease but has access to only 3% of health workers and less than 1% of the world’s financial resources,” according to WHO.
Local businesses participated by showing their products and services and by conducting skill aquisition training to community members who wanted to learn a new skill that could help them to one day become business owners.Skilled aquisition is important to create a society of youths who believe that smart hard work can lead to success and self sufficiency. Numerous vendors attended the event to provide training to community members.
The professional project management provided by RS Rich Enterprises, Inc. added to the event being concluded on time and under budget. Sponsors provided guidance and financial support for the event. Sponsors in attendance were:
Isaac Precious Ikedi
Executive Director, Precious Vision for Man Organization
As Muslims in the country join their counterparts across the world to celebrate eld-Kabir, the speaker of the Ogun state house of assembly, rt. Hon. Suraju Shola Adekunbi has enjoined the Muslim community in the state to be closer to God by emulating the virtues of righteousness, tolerance, selflessness, brotherliness, and perseverance as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim and his son, Ishmael which is the essence of the celebration. Adekunbi, in a statement by his special assistant on media, Mr. Waheed Akinola, explained that the season was another opportunity for all Muslims and residents of the state to reflect on the act of total submission, unconditional love, sharing and forgiveness by championing the cause of the weak and the oppressed as well as the vulnerable groups which the celebration signified.
According to the speaker, the spirit of Eid-Kabir is total submission to the will of God, urging the people to rededicate themselves to the service of the state and the nation, positing that it was through the spirit of brotherly love and dedication to national service that the people could build the desired nation. Adekunbi, who seized the occasion to urge the people to continue to support the government in its quest to turn around the fortunes of the state for better, also prayed for the actualization of the age-long -dream of the Ogun West governorship ambition.
"As a government, the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration will continue to encourage the people of the state to remain resolute, steadfast and be tolerant of one another irrespective of religious or political inclination, just as we assure the people of our relentless commitment towards the accomplishment of the success of the rebuilding mission of the gateway state", the speaker stated. Thanking the people of the state for their massive support for the Senator Ibikunle Amosun's administration since inception, Adekunbi enjoined them to eschew politics of bitterness, celebrate in moderation and avoid act inimical to the continued peace being enjoyed in the state as the nation approaches the 2019 general elections. He equally assured that the 8th legislature under his leadership would continue to enact people oriented legislations to further turn around the socio-economic fortunes of the state to attract more local and foreign investors, while admonishing all residents of the state who were yet to register for their permanent voter's card to take full advantage of the extension of the exercise by Inec so as to perform their civic responsibility.