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The offi­cial launch­ing of G77 Vol­un­teers Ini­tia­tive record­ed mas­sive turnout of major stake­hold­ers, per­son­al­i­ties, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of cor­po­rate brands and key play­ers in pol­i­tics. The spec­tac­u­lar event was con­vened on 16th May at Exhi­bi­tion Pavil­ion, CBD, Abu­ja.

G77 which stands for ‘Great 77 Vol­un­teers Ini­tia­tive’ is pio­neered by 77 vibrant youths who served as vol­un­teers in the sit­u­a­tion room for the re-elec­tion of Nige­ria Pres­i­dent Moham­madu Buhari. These vol­un­teers were drawn from var­i­ous geopo­lit­i­cal zones and the cohe­sion shared dur­ing the 3weeks by the par­tic­i­pants gave birth to this Ini­tia­tive.

The event kicked start­ed with the intro­duc­tion of spe­cial invit­ed guests and sub­se­quent­ly singing of the Nation­al Anthem. Some of the spe­cial guests who graced the occa­sion were: Hon. Simi Fajemirokun, Bar. Ayo­de­ji Bamigbo­la, Arch. AC Okpanachi, Mr. Chi­jioke, oth­ers are: Mr. Ibrahim, Mr. Ibin­abo, Mr. Nicholas Iroeg­bu, Mr. Aliyu Mega, Princess Ash­ley Momoh, Mrs. Ehio­su Uhuang­ho, and Miss. Tegan Jes­sup.

G77 mem­bers thrilled the hall with a short dra­ma about youth involved in ille­gal means of mak­ing mon­ey as well as bribery. Some mem­bers also made pre­sen­ta­tion on var­i­ous top­ics regard­ing youth inclu­sive­ness in pol­i­tics and deci­sion mak­ing in Nige­ria.

At the cli­max of the event was a keynote speech by Hon. Simi Fajemirokun who chal­lenged G77 mem­bers to not just iden­ti­fy the prob­lem, but also prof­fer solu­tions.

We know the chal­lenges of Niger­ian youths; we all know we are not where we want to be yet. All the G77 mem­bers who worked with the Pres­i­dent dur­ing his re-elec­tion will def­i­nite­ly be heard across Nige­ria and beyond. Every sin­gle ser­vice each of you ren­dered would sure­ly be reward­ed.

It’s one thing to iden­ti­fy our prob­lem; it’s anoth­er thing to prof­fer solu­tions. Niger­ian schools were the best schools in time immemo­r­i­al, Ghana and oth­er Africa coun­tries stud­ied here in Nige­ria, but now our youth go to oth­er coun­tries, even Ghana to study.

What went wrong?

Is G77 going to check­mate the gov­ern­ment, and demand what poli­cies are being put in place to ensure the growth of our econ­o­my?

I am chal­leng­ing G77, where would you be when deci­sions that con­cern your future are made?

I want you to imag­ine Nige­ria where oth­er coun­tries will come to study in our schools. It’s incom­pe­tence that caus­es cor­rup­tion.”  

How do you fix the health bills so we don’t go around beg­ging for assis­tance when we get old?

It can only hap­pen if we put pres­sure in the right places. The peo­ple that will make a great Nige­ria are those seat­ed in this room. Let’s orga­nize quar­ter events to chal­lenge the progress of the Nation. Bring up inno­v­a­tive ideas that would cre­ate job oppor­tu­ni­ties.

Let’s know what your imag­i­na­tion is on tourism which can cre­ate job oppor­tu­ni­ties. We are ready to sup­port G77, we will engage some of you in the process­es of gov­er­nance.

May we make Nige­ria great again!

The coor­di­na­tor Mr Alexan­der Aaron also reit­er­at­ed his com­mit­ment towards ensur­ing the smooth achieve­ment of G77 Initiative’s vision.

G77 was an idea borne out of neces­si­ty. After deliv­er­ing on the task in the sit­u­a­tion room which result­ed in the re-elec­tion of the Pres­i­dent, it was imper­a­tive that we har­ness this col­lec­tive sense of pur­pose for a greater cause. It’s not just enough to add to the suc­cess of the re-elec­tion, it is also impor­tant for us to pull our sup­ports togeth­er and help this cur­rent admin­is­tra­tion achieve its cam­paign promis­es in any way pos­si­ble.”

We can only achieved this if we as G77 mem­bers engage in direct pol­i­cy issues; we aspire to enhance the inclu­sive­ness of youths in pol­i­tics and elec­tion con­tests. With ade­quate lead­er­ship prepa­ra­tion and men­tor­ship, G77 will strive to ampli­fy the artic­u­la­tion of the inter­ests of the youth at large, to assist the Pres­i­dent in achiev­ing his cam­paign promis­es.


Mr. Alexan­der assured stake­hold­ers that all plans have been put in place to ensure impact­ful out­reach in the com­ing months with the unveil­ing of it’s hash­tag #Ready2Serve.

You can read more about G77 Ini­tia­tive on their offi­cial web­site www.ready2serve.org.ng

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  1. Good luck on your ini­tia­tive and ensure your goals are been actu­alised by match­ing up words with action.

    There’s no bet­ter time to hold the Niger­ian lead­ers account­able than now. Niger­ian youth must real­ize that the bat­tle to actu­al­is­ing nation­al devel­op­ment is not cut across polit­i­cal dif­fer­ences nor eth­nic and reli­gious snitch­ing but of a robust sol­i­dar­i­ty under one plat­form to achieve this goal.

    Cheers to the team.

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