NGO trains Plateau women, PLWD on inclusive governance



An NGO, Accountability Lab Nigeria, has organised a training on inclusive governance for women, youths and Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) in Plateau.

Mr Odeh Friday, the Country Director of the organisation, who spoke at the event on Wednesday in Jos, said that the training was aimed at promoting inclusive governance in Nigeria.

Friday explained that the training was part of its “Gov-her-nance” project, being funded by the Canadian Funds for Local Initiative.

He said that the project was aimed at building the capacity of the marginalised persons in the society, with a view of promoting accountable, responsible and inclusive system.

“Basically, what we do in Accountability Lab, particularly under this project, is to build the capacity of the marginalised group in the society to ensure inclusive governance.

“Women, youths and PLWD are always left behind when it comes to decision-making and this training and other activities we will be conducting under this project, are aimed at ensuring that these category of persons are not left behind.

“We want to ensure that these category of people are in the forefront of decision-making and policy initiation.

“Good governance breeds active citizenship, responsible leaders and accountable institutions and this is what we want to achieve,” he said.

Friday promised that the organisation which had been operating in Nigeria since 2027, would continue to support initiatives that would promote inclusiveness at all levels. (NAN)