Lack of awareness, key challenge to good governance – NGO
The Chairman of a NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO), CANA Awards, Eric Seaman, has observed that lack of community awareness is the major obstacle militating against good governance in the country.
Seaman made the observation while addressing a press conference for the upcoming Awards, organized by CANA Awards in Abuja yesterday.
He said that if people were enlightened about their rights they should make leaders to focus on their responsibilities.
“We need to actually educate ourselves. We need awareness. Example if Government is doing a project in our community we should supervise it to make sure that the project is done well,” he said.
According to him, that was the reason why they embarked on sensitising workshops, enlightenment and educating society at the grassroots to ensure sustainability of good governance in their communities.
Also speaking, Director Programme
its and Implementation, Lawan Sanya, has said that they decided to organise the awards to appreciate Nigerians who demonstrated true patriotism through selfless service to humanity and community.
Sanya, said that a committee was set up to select the recommended persons by the public to be recognised by CANA Award.
In her remarks, the Director of Publicity, Barrister Steph Agashu, said that their organisation decided to recognise people who have touched the lives of their communities.