By Olabode Adeyeri
Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election in Nigeria, the Rotimi Rhodes-Vivour Youth Empowerment Foundation has concluded plans to mobilize and sensitive Nigerians and the voting populace across the six(6) geopolitical zones.
The Project is tagged: ‘Register-To-Vote/PVC Presidential Rally’.
In an exclusive Interview with Citizen NewsNG, the Coordinator of the Foundation, Mr. Rotimi Rhodes-Vivour said the foundation comprise dedicated professionals and Volunteers within Nigeria and Overseas.
He stated further that the ‘Register-To-Vote/PVC Presidential Rally’ was designed to create a platform for the Presidential aspirants to showcase their policy programmes cum manifesto to the electorate.
“We shall also provide an avenue for Nigerians to register for Permanent Voters Cards(PVC). They would be served refreshments and entertained with live musical performances during the exercise.
According to Rhodes-Vivour, the major objective of the foundation is to empower the African youths; both on the continent and in the Diaspora, Rekindle Hope among the less privileged to make the world a better place.
“Our mission is to serve Humanity across the world with integrity and humility”, the graduate of University of Derby, United Kingdom said.
The Legal Practitioner noted that the ‘Register-to-Vote/PVC Presidential Rally’ would enable Nigerians to vote for a Candidate of their choice with proven integrity, track record and success story.
Speaking further, Rhodes-Vivour said his team is set to re-ignite participatory democratic process geared towards Paradigm Shift in the most populous African Nation.
He stated further that the foundation would host a Charity auction to raise funds for the Event billed to hold in the six(6) Geopolitical zones. The order of Programme shall be released to the press and posted on social media platforms.
Part of the activities lined up for the Mega event are Voters Mobilization and Sensitisation, Debate, Political office Seekers/Civic engagement, Unveiling of Presidential Candidates’ policy programmes and many more; the Presidential Candidates of Political Parties will share theirs action plans with the electorate.
Rhodes-Vivour however highlighted the major social Intervention programmes the Foundation had executed in the past. They include:
1. Citizen Empowerment and Social Intervention Programme for young Entrepreneurs and Startups
2. Periodic Campaign on Mental Health, Drug and Substance abuse/Addiction, Depression and attempted Suicide among the youths.
3. Feeding of Destitutes and refugees in Lagos and its surburbs.
4. The RVRV Goodwill Charity Store Initiative
5. The RVRV Annual virtual Symposium
6. Support for Widows and the Vulnerable in the society
7. Advocacy On Good Governance
Citizen NewsNG checks shows that thousands of Nigerian youths and indigents have been empowered; lifted out of Poverty and hardships.
A large number young Entrepreneurs and Small-Medium scale business owners have been gifted start-up funds, work tools and engaged Productively ; redirecting their energies and hidden talents for self-rediscovery, development and actualization.
Though, self-funded, The Rotimi Rhodes-Vivour Youth Empowerment activities spread across ethnicity and religion.It has recorded huge success over the years.
There are strings of testimonies from different classes of people across the Niger and beyond.
By Olabode Adeyeri
© Citizen NewsNG