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Press Statement: Enabling Access Of Vulnerable People (Particularly Youths, Women And People Living With Disabilities) To Covid-19 Vaccine Is Important To Achieve Equitable Distribution.

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As Nigeria begin to roll out the COVID-19 Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine (COVAX), the Presidential Task Force (PTF) must ensure an equitable distribution. It is commendable that leaders are openly receiving their jabs to encourage people and douse the tension, myths and fake news about the vaccine. However, the government must specifically target young people, the elderly, women and people living with disabilities in its distribution effort. To achieve this, we advise: Collaboration with Civil Societies: several…

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A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP ON “SUSTAINING PEACE AND TOLERANCE IN URBAN SETTINGS, AMPLIFYING THE ROLE OF THE YOUTH SUPPORTING COVID-19 RESPONSE IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA AND 0113675/PBSO- HERDSMEN-FARMER CONFLICT. ORGANIZED BY BRAIN BUILDERS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (BBYDI) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (UNDP) AT MANYI ROYAL SUITES, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE ON 1ST AND 10TH FEBRUARY, 2020

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After a successful 2 Day Stakeholders’ Workshop on Sustaining Peace and Tolerance in Urban Settings, Amplifying the Role of the Youth in Supporting COVID-19 Response in Nasarawa State, Nigeria and 0113675/PBSO- Herdsmen-Farmer Conflicts with participants drawn from key organizations, Security Agencies, Farmers, Herders, traditional rulers,  communities and religious bodies viz: Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Christian Association of Nigeria, and after robust interactions and deliberations led by various facilitators and valuable contributions from participants, the…

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Group To Hold Interfaith Dialogue To Address Farmers-Herders Crisis In North Central Region

Group To Hold Interfaith Dialogue To Address Farmers-Herders Crisis In North Central Region

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A non-profit organisation, the Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBDYI) says protracted farmer-herder conflicts in the north-central part of Nigeria could further shrink the country’s fragile security amid the decade-long war against insurgents in the northeast. It cautioned that violent activities which have become more pronounced in the zone due to the mistrust among various ethnoreligious groups may likely plunge the country into an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. In a report released following an on-site assessment…

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