Nigeria is land of contrasts, a kaleidoscope of a small minority of super rich in a sea of impoverished citizens with no visible evidence of social and physical support structure provided by the state. Yes, many modern cities dot the national landscape, but with these are slums peopled by the vast majority of the citizens. With a population of about 140 million people (it is widely reported that one in every five African is a Nigerian) and an abundance of natural resources including oil, coupled with the dynamic and go-getting spirit of the people, it should have been taken as given that Nigeria should be amongst the world’s leading nations. It is therefore little wonder that Nigerians can be found literally in every country in the world as they seek to live out the human dream of success. These “Diaspora” Nigerians as they are usually referred to, contribute approximately $10 billion dollars to the national economy through remittance, according to the World Bank and it will not be an exaggeration to say that this contribution is hardly ever acknowledged by the Nigeria Foreign missions that should protect their interest.
Actfast, an organ of arisenigeria is a citizens’ response to this need and aims to fulfil amongst others the following objectives.
Below are a list of recent activities Actfast have undertaken.
|PROTEST LETTER : 18 NIGERIANS ON DEATH ROW IN INDONESIA
|SPEECH : Download the London Rally Speech
|PETITION : Petition to Bellview Airlines
|PROTEST LETTER: Extra-judicial killing, indiscriminate deportation, harassment and extreme torture of Nigerians in Libya under the guise of immigration control by the Libyan security agencies
|PETITION : Letter of petition to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
|PROTEST LETTER: The Killing of Ekene Ojide in China
A council shall be in place to advise and sustain the vision of the organisation and shall comprise the following members. Day to day management of the organisation shall rest with management committee of arisenigeria.
Arisenigeria believes that if the ordinary Nigerian at the grassroot/community level has economic empowerment, politicians will not use bait to lure them to sell their votes during election. We will encourage the development of our rural communities, their resources and people.