By Kunle Adeliyi, Abuja.
Mrs Rose Gyar
By Kunle Adeliyi.
An appeal has gone to Business Membership Organizations (BMOs), Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Community based Organizations including faith based groups to work harder by repositioning their different organizations in order to participate in policy making of government.
The Director General, Global Center for Human Empowerment and Enterpreneurship Development, ( GLOCHEED ), Mrs Rose D Gyar, made the plea in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, at a Citizens’ Cluster Network Strategic Meeting on Post End Sars Presidential Address meeting focused on various government interventions.
Mrs. Gyar explained that Citizens Cluster leaders need to work harder, work together, be transparent, shun selfishness in order to earn the trust of government as well as their members.
She stated further that leaders should share information among their members and also serve as voice for those that are in disadvantage positions.
The GLOCHEED Director General advised the leaders to seek for information, explore policies and build capacity so as to discourage government from engaging consultants in implementation of programmes.
Mrs. Gyar emphasized the need for Business Membership Organizations,(BMOs), to register their businesses since government would like to deal with legally recognized entities.
In his speech at the occasion, the Director General, Bureau for Public Service Reforms, Mr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, who was represented by Mr. Ekpe Egbe, Head, Special Duties, stated that his office had keyed into the present administration’s policy of citizens inclusiveness, which made it to sign a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GLOCHEED in order to have access to a structured and coordinated engagement with citizens clusters.
He therefore enjoined them to always liaise with GLOCHEED on issues of concern within their clusters for coordinated advocacy and feedback.
Members commended the partnership between GLOCHEED and BPSR, adding that the relationship will enhance citizens participation in governance.
The one day meeting is a fall out of December 2020 meeting convened by Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) as a means of harmonising citizens input into policy brief on citizens engagement.