Action Aid Nigeria with funding from the Government of the United Kingdom through the Foreign Common wealth and Development Office( has launched a Women -Youth (We- You) project to campaign for the inclusion of women and young people in political and governance processes in Rivers, Kaduna and Kano States.
The Country Director of Action Aid Nigeria, Ms Ene Obi said the project will tackle the root causes of all forms of exclusion ranging from the weak internal democracy in political parties in Nigeria.
“Other issues that will be addressed include electoral violence,godfathers, citizens trust deficit, insecurity, vote buying and selling. We need to have an inclusive decision making political process that reflects the priorities of young people and women in Rivers, Kaduna and Kano states”.
The Country Director added that ActionAid applauds FCDO for standing in solidarity with women and youths.”We recognise that inclusively is stiffened by multiple factors that must be resolved to create change towards the 2023 General elections in Nigeria “.
The Head of Governance and Stability in the British High Commission, Nigeria, Sam Waldock , said with less than two years to the 2023 general elections, there is needfor citizen’s engagement.
“We hope to achieve inclusive decision making processes in political parties.” he added.