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Waiya becomes Northern CSOs Coalition 

Waiya becomes Northern CSOs Coalition 

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Waiya becomes Northern CSOs Coalition 

By Matthew ELOYI

Chairman, Kano Civil Society Forum, Ibrahim Waiya has been elected as Chairman of the Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks.

Waiya, who also coordinates the Freedom of Information Coalition, Nigeria, in Kano State was chosen to pilot the affairs of the conference alongside other members of the executive.

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Others elected during the meeting, held in Kano recently are: Shimenenge Kyaagba –BENGONET, Vice Chairperson; Amb. Ibrahim Yusuf of Association of NGOs in Gombe State, General Secretary; while Dr. Usman Buhari of Coalition of NGOs in Kebbi State emerged Publicity Secretary.

The Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks is a forum of states based civil society organizations (CSOs) – coalitions/networks – operating in the Nineteen Northern states of Nigeria.

The group brought together the various civil society networks operating in the Nineteen Northern States under a common umbrella, with a clear focus of promoting synergy among different states-based networks, to collectively aid in achieving socio-economic, political, infrastructural and sustainable development in the region and Nigeria at large.

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Other areas of the group spotlight include: advocacy for political accountability, campaigns against corruption, complimenting state actors’ efforts to address insecurity challenges and other socio-economic and leadership problems militating against the prospects of the region and the Country.

The group is also determined to support relevant state actors to provide sustainable solutions to all challenges of development in the region.

Waiya becomes Northern CSOs Coalition 

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