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NORTHERN EDUCATION INITIATIVE PLUS


Citizen Engagement Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD)

AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD) is a Centre of excellence that will help promote regional and local economic development,  evidence-based research and analysis, training and inclusive growth development services to private, public and not-for-profit organizations with the aim of addressing the issues of poverty, hopelessness and despair, which often lead to youths banditry, community crises and create fertile ground for recruitment of youths into acts of terrorism. The Centre will offer a wide variety of skills training, seminars and professional development programs; debates and discussion panels; student exchanges and conferences, symposia and workshops to educate the youths about the ills of insurgency, kidnappings and acts of terrorism. ACRD will achieve these objectives through collaboration, partnership and other consortia research centers, universities and polytechnics in the region, in the country and around the globe to explore and share development Best Practices.

We all have a duty and responsibility to support development initiatives, coordination and implementation of cyber-crime, security and counter-terrorism Strategic-Plan to prevent and counter violent extremism (PVE and CVE) of all forms by address rising levels of intolerance - which, together with extremism, are underlying motivators of the incitement of terrorist acts. We must  relate well with people from various backgrounds with respect for cultural differences and views with fairness and challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy.

That is why ACRD is reaching out to northern Governors, elder statesmen and astute leaders: both traditional and religious as well as the private sector in the region to implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to a wide variety of the region's challenges, as well as reaching out to professional northerners in the Diaspora and ordinary northerners irrespective of their social class, ethnicity, religious beliefs and even political affiliation to work together for better, safer communities and regional development whereby the economic, social, cultural, and environmental resources of the region are harnessed for the betterment of everyone in the region and indeed the country....Read On

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1. Why Citizen Engagement is a game changer for national development and very critical for maintaining national security?

History has shown that engaging citizens has led to more sustainable, open and just governance. Whether formally integrated in documents such as the Magna Carta and the Code Napoleon, or informally presented at local levels, the concept of citizen engagement is widely global. Going back in history, the first Islamic State has based its “Medina compact” on a social contract whereby it clearly explains the nature of collaboration and accord between the citizens and the state, shaping the relationship governing them. World Bank also draws on a long history of advancing governance reforms, on multi-stakeholder engagement, citizen participation, and social accountability,..Read On>>  or Download PDF version (full)


2. Nigeria to borrow US$100 billion to finance the budget, already We have the Money If we only look within…Part 1 & 2

To look WITHIN, we need to look at some nations that have already developed, the circumstances, challenges and the responses that caused them to develop, and most importantly the attitude of their Leaders. All these nations do not prosper because they have no challenges. It is the response to the challenges that makes the difference. They develop because they have thinkers that show great concern about the well-being of their communities; mobilize the people, to work hard and smart while providing opportunities and tools of empowerment

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3. How to map-out and simply solve our protracted social problems: Boko-Haram terrorism, rampant kidnappings, increased banditry, communal violence, armed-robbery and herdsmen-farmers clashes in Nigeria

To effectively address these complex Protracted Social Problems (PSPs), there is need for a proactive intelligence collection strategy in place, a comprehensive monitoring approach to the diverse threats faced by all communities in order to avoid sudden, planned overnight attacks, kidnappings, group or suicide bomb attack of individuals, places of worship or buildings, banditry, etc. Such monitoring, along with improved emergency preparedness using modern technology and proactive human intelligence with instruments of an asymmetric warfare in place and increased funding and welfare of security personnel will enhance public safety in relation to a variety of threats, while avoiding potential attacks. All these have to be done in a concerted effort and manner, in global collaboration. It is on this that I called on the creation of Nigerian Anti-Terrorists Agency (NATA)..Read On>>

“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all diversity irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region taking advantage of our Demographic Shifts, which will fuel the growth of new sectors, markets, and service lines in our communities. The ability of our diversity to build strength and unity is the power that will propel the region and consequently, the Nigerian industry, into new dimensions of performance and inclusive growth. Catalyzing Inclusive Growth Through ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare, education, financial services and public services can drive socio-economic development and inclusion of more than 30 million citizens each year, faster, cheaper and more effectively than traditional models. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”President ACRD 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The need to create Nigerian anti-terrorists agency (NATA)

National ICT Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan

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Why signing economic partnership agreement (EPA) with European Union is apt

Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi wants Nigeria restructured

Facilitating Knowledge & Community Development through Information and communication Technology (ICT)

Issues in restructuring corporate Nigeria, by Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

We are Ready for break-up, North will Survive – Prof Ango Abdullah

Northern States Governors Forum and the Growing Disenchantment

How the North tamed Yoruba ambition – Tanko Yakasai

The need for Arewa SMEs to acquire requisite skills to trigger economic development

Biafra: Breaking up Nigeria has consequences – Junaid Mohammed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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