As part of effort towards promoting greater women participation in electoral and Governance processes, Constitution Lab a Non Governmental Organisations which is committed to raising informed citizens that will engage government on laws and policies demanding for accountability and good governance organises a sensitisation and mobilisation for young Nigerians most especially women to be change agent and be actively involved in process that would herald transformational leadership for Nigeria by getting their PVCs in a project tagged PVC4HER.
The training for the PVC4Her ambassador’s which was held on Saturday 12th March, 2022 at the American Corner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos witness the attendance of seasoned facilitator which taught the ambassador’s about the importance and dynamics of electoral process and why young people must be at the forefront of decision making in the country democratic settings
The PVC4Her campaign drive training and sensitisation in the grassroots is a project sponsored by the US Consulate Lagos in Partnership with Carrignton Youth Fellowship Initiative was initiated to mobilised 40 women from the 20 LGAs of Lagos to serve as ambassador of the Initiative in their respective communities in a 3 months structure statewide mobilisation and Enrollment exercise across the length and breadth of Lagos.
During the opening remarks by the Project Lead Rt Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu said the training will afford the women to be equipped with the preprequisite knowledge of the project with the manual design for the project implementation across communities as guiding tools for both the facilitators and the participants. The trainings cover the 20 LGAs of Lagos as 40 young women have been selected in the first phase of the project as Mobilizers and PVC advocate in each communities. This women are expected to serve as ambassador for constitutionalab in the community and will also be Election observer during the anticipated 2023 general election.
Mr. Olushola Owonikoko CYFI Alumni President and Representative of the US Consulate congratulate the selected ambassador’s amidst the numbers of application sent by participants and further charge them to objectively embrace the project considerable Mobilisation and sensitisation of young people in their communities.
Dr Azeezat Yishawu further said participants are expected to organize a community sensitization and PVC registration which will be carried with support of the Constitutionalab and partners and individual local government Chairmen in the grassroots.
The facilitators list of Mr Kunle Lawal Executive Director Electoral College Nigeria, Mr Chidi Odinanwa, Director Good Governance Program and Ms. Okikiola Jalupon House of Assembly Aspirant/Politician gave a detailed account of the training course for PVC4Her while the Founder of Constitution Lab Mr. Brownson Etimbuk appreciated all participants for their time and commitment during the course of the training while he receive reassurances from the participants of their selflessness during the community mobilisation.
March 12th, 2022.