By JAMES EZEMA
A non-governmental organisation, Reclaim Godly Values Foundation, has perfected plans to set up what it described as “a Citizens Advice and Report Center that will receive whistle blowers information, complaints and handle Counseling, Advocacy, Rehabilitation and Empowerment” as part of its Reclaim Nigeria Project.
The foundation had recently flagged-off a platform to Report Injustice Violence and Corrupt Practices tagged “R.I.V.A.C PROJECT”, which is to be established across the 36 states of the Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T).
According to the Country/Executive Director of the foundation, Ayodele Edwards, explained that “it is one of the projects undertaken by Reclaim Godly Values Foundation (Reclaim Nigeria Project), which is a platform to mobilize participatory action for the restoration of the Nigeria Nation through Positive Advocacy, Mentorship, Empowerment, Intercession and Humanitarian Support”.
Also part of the project in the 2017/2018 plan is an “Extensive advocacy campaign about Reporting Injustice, Violence and Corrupt practices to Schools, Campuses, Markets, Unions, Road shows, Town hall meetings in Communities, Religious Institutions, Media houses, Security formations, Public and Private institutions across the 36 states in Nigeria including F.C.T.”, he disclosed.
“We will also use the platform to disseminate strategic information about the roles, functions and accomplishments of some selected partner organisations and agencies of government during this advocacy campaign”, Ayodele Edwards said.
The platform would also be used for “Prompt mobilization of communities in volunteering intelligence information and dispatch same to relevant agencies for prompt action as it relates to the discharge of their duties”, he added.
Noting that when set up, the Citizens Advice and Report Center (C. A. R. E. Center) “will receive whistle blowers information, complaints and handle Counseling, Advocacy, Rehabilitation and Empowerment” and serve a centre to address challenges faced by “vulnerable people that are victims of injustice, violence and corrupt practices.
“We will also decorate Heads of key agencies of government and our Partner organizations as R.I.V.A.C International Human Right Ambassadors”, he further revealed.
Recently, the foundation in Abuja worked in collaboration with the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) to mark the third year remembrance of the abduction of about 276 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a community in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.