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NGO trains rural dwellers on civic education

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KAIAMA(KWARA) – An NGO, Centre for Community Empowerment and Poverty Eradication, on Wednesday commenced a two-day training for rural dwellers from five communities in Kaiama local government area of Kwara, on civic education and mandate protection.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training which is being held in Tenebo, Kaiama local government area, attracted participants from Gate, Tunga Maje, Nuku, Lanu and Tenebo communities.
The facilitating official, Mr Abdulrahman Ayuba, sensitised the participants on national consciousness, patriotism and their responsibilities as Nigerian citizens.
He called on the rural dwellers to always assist government in community development, saying they needed not to wait for government on such activities like environmental sanitation and the desilting of drainage, among others
The facilitator stressed the need for the populace to participate fully in the electoral process and work towards ensuring free, fair and credible General Elections in 2015.
According to him, electoral participation is one of the cardinal issues of civic responsibility that an individual must play as a citizen.
The NGO official added that a good citizen was expected to defend the integrity of the country, especially in a war situation.
Ayuba, however, charged the participants to be conversant with their rights, so that no individuals or government agents could cheat them.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, Ayuba said that the NGO, a partner of Actionaid Nigeria, organised the programme to raise political awareness among the people of the rural communities. (NAN)

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