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Our Building The Nation Update

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Dear Nation Builders,

There are two kinds of people who want to see change in our country, (i) those who choose to take responsibility for the country they want to see and (ii) those who expect others to deliver the kind of country that they desire. At TBAN, we are aspiring to aggregate Nigerians who belong to the first category across the whole nation.

WE DO NOT JUST TALK THE TALK, WE WALK OUR TALK. Below, you will find what we have been doing and how you can join us in taking action.

TBAN held a stakeholder meeting on Electoral Reforms

Partners joined us from YIAGA Africa, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Policy Legal and Advocacy Center, Center for Democracy and Development, International Republican Institute, Raising New Voices Initiative, Christian Aid and Inter Party Affairs Council to discuss electoral reforms and our campaign that we will be kickstarting in January 2020 to drive citizens consensus on the issues of making our votes count

Professor Kingsley Moghalu addresses audience at Oxford on Nigerian Democracy

At University of Oxford, the conversation on 20 years of Nigerian Democracy had in attendance Nigerians of repute to discuss how far we have come so far and what we need to do going forward. Professor Kingsley, convener of TBAN joined others including Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Dele Momodu, Prof Wale Adebanwi and Stanford Professor Larry Diamond

TBAN Lagos holds maiden meeting in Ilupeju

Members of our movement in Lagos gathered together at the historic Bar Enclave in Ilupeju to begin the physical organising for reforms in our country. The range of issues that many believed need to be tackled in our nation showed how much work we have ahead of us and how we need to begin to take action if we will see the Nigeria of our dreams in our lifetime. Our primary focus at the national level though will start from Electoral Reforms and at the subnational levels on the other core issues that we can tackle at such levels with our numbers.

JFK speaks at Young Nigerians and Governance Conference at Radisson BLU, Lagos

The Executive Director Jude ‘Feranmi, JFK was a panelist at the YNAG 3.0 Conference themed Local Government Autonomy: A Myth or a Reality. The conference gathered young leaders in the country to discuss the impact of fiscal federalism and how to proceed on ensuring governance is delivered to the people were they are. Speakers and Panelists included Sega Awosanya (Segalink), Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, Opeyemi Oriniowo, Tosin Odunfa, Ife Sarumi, Nafisa Atiku, Deji Onadeko amongst others.

What’s The Next Step?

  1. We need you to tell your friends about our movement. Commit to registering at least 5 people before the end of the year.
  2. We will be announcing the role of volunteer leads in Lagos who will be working with us at TBAN HQ to continue our organizing efforts. Are you interested? Get Ready
  3. Our next physical meeting will be in holding in Abuja and we have already begun planning that.
  4. We will be launching a one million man petition for digital and diaspora voting in the beginning of the year, not just online, but also offline
  5. Again, Tell your friends about our movement. Once we have 100 members in your state, we will host a physical meeting.

Our country is ours to create and build. If we don’t build it, we should not be surprised at how primitive it is. Let’s keep spreading the word.

For the love of country,

All of us at TBAN HQ

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