National Intelligence Department for School Safety (NIDSS) in conjunction with Coalition of Nigerian Voices Initiative and Students’ Voice Initiative has concluded arrangements to host the first ever debate for Governorship candidates in Lagos State.
The programme is aimed at engaging students/youth in the democratic decision-making process and making public officers accountable as well as tracks their performances while executing their campaign promises to the electorates.
The Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NIDSS, Oshunmakinde Adedayo, while briefing journalists about the project said the live programme which is to be beamed live in local stations from the state capital, will also be viewed in several social media platforms on 31st of January, 2018. The venue for the programme is LTV Conference Combo Hall, Lateef Jakande Road, Agindigbi, Alausa, Ikeja.
According to Mr Oshunmakinde, the programme which is tagged: “Students/Youth Host Governorship Debate in Lagos State” is expected to be the first in the entire South-West of Nigeria and is intended to provide an avenue for the students and youth of Lagos State to have direct interaction with the aspirants to political positions before they are elected.
Oshunmakinde also explained that “Eventually, the Governor-Elect, alongside the elected Senators/Federal House of Reps/state House of Assembly members will be placed on “Lagos Meter’. A timeline set to monitor monitor the implementation of campaign promises and party manifesto”.
He added that “Our digital screen will track and report unfolding developments to the Lagosian and the entire Nigerians at large through a pivoted Students’/Youth state of the art mediums of communication.
Key issues to be discussed during the programme will be on the Security, Education, Health and Empowerment among many others and it is hoped that by this innovative initiative, the quality of and standard of living will be improve.