Have you ever spoken to a young person and couldn't help but notice their inability to make a comprehensive statement?
Have you ever been around a youth whose heart beat keeps racing while the person sits still?
Have you noticed violent outbursts that occurred as a result of "highness"? These and more are the effects of drug abuse and we'll be discussing them come Friday the 16th of November 2018 by 9am on KT103.9FMJos ... Tune in and join the conversation, help us raise active citizens by proffering solutions to these issues in our society... You can also drop your comments via our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: Ji4Ye -Journalists Initiative for Youth Empowerment...
Good evening. Summary of last week's episode on OOTC...
On friday the 9th of November, 2018, we discussed "Cultism in Plateau state"; seeing the increase in the rate of cultism and cultist practices/ activities in Plateau state.
Cultism started as fraternities seeking to maintain peace, law & order and combat injustice on university campuses but recently, it has lost touch of its aim and has escalated to a series of bloodshed and mayhem in our society.
These days, people join cult groups due to poor parenting, poverty, illiteracy, loneliness, revenge, for superiority, for protection, and the list goes on and on but all it accomplishes in the end is violence, increased crisis, mayhem, and even death in most cases, armed robbery attacks, fights, assaults of all sorts, bullying, etc.
Discussing the roles of parents in combating Cultism, we found out that the breakdown of families (separations, divorce, etc) can hamper the social & emotional stability of children, forcing them to seek emotional refuge among gang/cult groups and so parents should strive to keep in good contact with their children no matter what. They should have a good relationship with their children and train them with love and understanding.
Schools, especially secondary schools and the universities have been said to have bred cult groups unknowingly and so to combat this, adequate systems need to be set up to fight against and protect their students against these activities.
The government also has a role to play in curbing Cultism; most of the time, these cult groups are encouraged when government officials use "thugs" during elections and for other activities that benefit them regardless of the mayhem they cause to the society.
People should make good use of opportunities and make something good of themselves rather than engage in activities that'll destroy their lives and the environment... You too can be part of the conversation, OOTC airs every Friday by 9-10am on kt103.9fm. tune in, call in, send texts and comment on our social media handles... Photos: LTR; Andrew Patience (Ktfm OAP), Chiwueze Daniel Victor (Human Development Consultant), Princess Eguzo (Ji4ye program lead).
There's been reports of theft, harassment, robbery, fights and all sorts of increased violence... Most of these are a result of Cultism and gang-related crimes... Join us tomorrow, Friday the 9th of November, 2018 as we discuss "Youths & cultism in Plateau State"... Join the conversation and lend your voice at KT103.9FMJos . Tune in, call in, send texts and comment on our social media platforms... Let us know your own take on Cultism and increased violence as a result in Plateau state... How can these activities be curbed? How can we stay safe? How can we encourage against these practices? Be active Citizen's and let your voice be heard!
Last week on our radio show #officeofthecitizen we discussed the sanitary situation in Plateau state, how it affects the citizens, the role of citizen's and the government in improving the situation.
Our guest, Promise Yatu described sanitation as keeping our environment clean and highlighted the need for citizens to properly manage waste.
It was also established that sanitation is a collective effort. Government and citizens have a role to play. Sanitation is a collective drive for every citizen that means well for himself and the environment.
Mr Yatu urged citizens to: *see the environment as their own habitat and treat it well. *Be more patriotic and not dump refuses in the drainage
Additionally, it was established that *cleaniness is next to Godliness *Health is wealth
*Government should provide dump stand in strategic locations especially in the markets *Government should partner with law enforcement agencies to punish any citizen found dumping waste indiscriminately *Citizens should wake up to the responsibility of keeping the environment clean. *Federal ministry of environment and private sectors that manage waste should be more proactive.
Have you been in or around Plateau state? What is your take on the current sanitary situation of the environment? What do you think we as Citizen's should do to better the condition of the environment? What do you think the government should do about the current situation? Join us this Friday the 2nd of November, 2018 on #ktfm @kt103.9fm as we discuss the "Sanitation in Plateau state: the role of the citizens and the government". Tune in, call in, send texts and comment on our social media handles, let your voice be heard. #beactivecitizens
The healthcare sector has often been ignored and so keeps deteriorating by the day... Join us tomorrow morning by 9-10am as we discuss the "healthcare delivery system in Plateau state". Tune in to kt103.9fm if you're in or around Plateau state and be a part of the conversation. We'll be having Dr. Titus Dajel and Joseph Opara on the show...
If you're outside of Plateau state, you can also join the conversation on twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ji4ye and let your voice be heard...
Join us tomorrow by 9-10am on Kt103.9fm as we discuss ways Citizen's can create jobs for themselves on the Plateau independent of the government... Plateau state is so blessed with natural resources; good climate, good soil for cultivating crops and much more but do many Citizen's are unemployed, what could be the cause?
To drive this conversation, we'll hopefully be having Victor Prince Dickson and Victor Kuchili.
Tune in tomorrow and join the conversation as we contribute to job creation on the Plateau... #beactivecitizens#letyourvoicebeheard
On our weekly radio programme this morning on kt103.9fm Jos. #OfficeOfTheCitizen (OOTC). This week's topic was "Youth inclusion in Party primaries".
We discussed briefly the evolution of the electoral process of the primaries; how the youths who were once the voters now have the opportunity to be voted for, especially with the passed bill of the "not too young to run". We established that the youths need to be more involved in the electoral process as the youths of our great nation do not lack the capacity for good governance but the electorate has got some faults that need to be worked on.
We concluded that the youths drive the electoral process and so if they are able to seize the opportunity of the not too young to run bill, come together in unity, disregarding all sorts of bias and sentiments such as diverse cultures, religions, ethnicities, etc and choose a credible candidate, it would be a huge step towards making the Nigerian electoral system a better one.
Also, if the youths are able to take a stand against being used by the elderly to cause chaos in the system, the system would be free of the corruption that has so eaten up a huge part of the electoral process. Photo (L-R): Public affairs commentator; Winston Ginan, OOTC Programme Officer; Princess Eguzo, OOTC Presenter; Tok Morgan(Big Blunt).
We were also honoured to have had the SSA to the governor of Plateau state on ICT, Daniel Dung Daylop join us via a phone call.
With the ongoing preparations for the primaries, there's the concern that youths are being excluded from participation in diverse ways. Join us this Friday the 5th of October as we discuss the exclusion of youths in the party Primaries. We'll hopefully be having Daniel Dung Daylop (SSA to the Governor of Plateau state on ICT) and Winston Ginan (a public affairs commentator) with us in the studio. Tune in to 103.9 FM and be a part of the conversation if you are in or around Jos... Lend your voices for a better Nigeria... #beactivecitizens#letyourvoicesbeheard .
The National assembly celebrates 5 Years of Sustained Advocacy for a Transparent & Accountable government, join us this Friday as we'll be discussing the extent of the said transparency and accountability of the national assembly this #openNASS week. We'll hopefully be having Prof. Nnamdi Aduba from the faculty of Law, Unijos and Hon. Simon Mwadkwon Fwet, a former representative with us in the studio.
Tune in to kt103.9fm if you're in or around Jos and join the conversation.
On our weekly radio programme this morning on kt103.9fm JOs. #OfficeOfTheCitizen (OOTC). We discussed the upcoming local government elections in plateau state; the legal implications of irregular elections and the reason why 4 states were to be excluded from the elections.
We heard the views of the citizens and discussed the reasons for the irregular elections in the state. Photo (L-R): OOTC Presenter; Morgan Blunt, Barr. David Peter Dusu; legal practitioner, OOTC Programme Officer; Princess Eguzo. #EiENigeria
With the Plateau state Local Government elections fast approaching, we shall be discussing the upcoming election, it's issues and prospects tomorrow on #officeofthecitizen .
If you are in or around Jos, Tune in to kt103.9fm and be a part of the conversation as we'll hopefully be having Bulus Solomon (a member of the house of reps, Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency) & David Dusu(legal practitioner) join us on the show to talk about this topic and a lot more... It promises to be an interesting one, so make it a date tomorrow morning from 9-10am... #letyourvoicebeheard#beactivecitizens !
If you come to #Ji4Ye , you learn teamwork! We design programmes together, implement together, monitor together, evaluate together and report together. Every Monday, during our debrief we review our strategy, share experiences, lesson learnt, challenges and next steps. We won't rest, we will keep innovating until #youth are empowered to drive their own future.