FfD 3: Global Day of Action Round Up

FROM Egbeda, Maryland, Yaba to Akoka in Lagos, Ita Fia in Osogbo through to Bannet Plaza in Abuja and Dugbe Alawo in Ibadan, the Nigeria Network of NGOs FfD mobilisation team were at public places in these areas where we sensitised Nigerians on the FfD process and asked them in joining their voices with ours to call on ‘’our government and other world leaders to Finance the Future by taking action in the days, weeks and months ahead’’

Interested citizens had the opportunity of posing for pictures while holding a board with the inscription ‘’we call on our government and other world leaders to Finance the Future by taking action in the days, weeks and months ahead’’ those who are camera shy or who do not want their face to be seen can then use the board to cover their face. Flyers explaining what the FfD is and the global day of action were produced and circulated with 5000 copies distributed in Lagos, Osogbo, Ibadan and Abuja.

The Global Day of Action would not have ended well without some ‘’shakiti bobo and shoki dance steps at the Action 2015 National Coalition’s day of action with 15 year olds. The floor was shaking and the room was filled with fun as celebrities and children added their voices to the call on world leaders to ‘’finance our future’’. Declarations by children and speeches by different speakers also graced the day.

Asked what she is taking away from the meeting, a 15 year old said ‘’I know my future is now being planned and I will monitor it, I will also tell my parents not steal from my future’’. Also in attendance at the event are our colleagues from the media.

In improving the domestic resources mobilisation component of the financing plan, we encourage the African Government to support goals and targets aimed at increasing efforts of African Governments to strengthen tax systems by taxing ‘’justly and spending fairly’’ Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi, National Focal Point, action2015 Nigeria stated while addressing newsmen at the event.

Article by Seyi Oyebisi

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