CEOs Of NGOs Call For Better Welfare For Nigerians, Seek FG’s, Wike’s Collaboration

A Coalition of All Grant Pressure Group and Chief Executive Officers CEOs of Non – Governmental Organizations, NGOs has called for policy that will improve the current standard of living of all Nigerians.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja at the end of an emergency meeting of the Group on the current economic and wellbeing of Nigerians nationwide, the President of the Group, Comrade Paschal Anyanwu expressed concern over the present challenges confronting the citizens.

Comrade Anyanwu who said Nigerians deserve better standard of living due to the abundant natural and mineral resources in the country stated that the removal of fuel subsidy, inflation leading to high cost of goods and services had seriously affected the socioeconomic wellbeing of Nigerians.

He explained that the meeting was conveyed to brainstorm on how the Group can effectively partner with the Federal Government and the Federal Capital Territory Administration on how to ameliorate the sufferings and plights of the people most especially at the grassroots.

“We the CEOs of NGOs are coming together to see how we can collaborate with the Government on how to reach out to Nigerians most especially in rural areas towards benefitting from Government’s welfare programmes because we’re more closer to the people than than Government at all levels” Comrade Anyanwu stressed.

According to him, the Group has more than five thousand registered NGOs and each one of them has nothing less than four thousand followers and the CEOs of NGOs have on a daily basis being giving out food items, cash and other empowerment facilities to improve the economic wellbeing of Nigerians in the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.

Also speaking, the Taskforce Leader of the Group, Mrs Grace Philomena Aliyu who equally expressed concern over the high rate of insecurity in the country called for more proactive measures in combating banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality in the country.

While commending the move taking so far by the Minister of FCT, Nyeson Wike in the fight against kidnapping in the nation’s capital, Mrs Aliyu said the Group is willing to partner and support Mr Wike in achieving the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu in the FCT and the country in general.

“Most of the masses in the FCT are poor because a lot of them presently don’t have what to eat and where to live and we’re concerned about them hence the need for the Minister of FCT to partner with us because what we do basically is on humanitarian services to the less privileged, widows and orphans most especially those in rural areas” She emphasized

On his part, the Head of Training and Strategy of the Group, Comrade Stanley Robinson, said the Group has over the years empowered thousands of youths, women and other other Nigerians on skills acquisition programmes across the country.

Comrade Robinson therefore advised Government at all levels to be committed to the yearnings and aspirations of the people towards reducing unemployment and insecurity in the country.

He also called for effective public private sector collaboration in ensuring national peace and economic development.


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