- The Africa Vision 525 Initiative, an NGO, advocates for student participation in African Union summits and assemblies to enhance their knowledge of Africa and develop future leaders
- The organization proposes that this initiative be adopted into the educational system of all African Union member states
The Africa Vision 525 Initiative, a non-governmental organization, has called for student participation in African Union summits and assemblies.
According to the group, this would improve students’ knowledge of Africa and help them become better leaders in the future.
They spoke yesterday in Abuja at an African Union Assembly simulation with the theme “Celebration of Nigeria at 63.”
Okello Oculi, executive director of the Africa Vision 525 Initiative, told reporters shortly after the event, “What we have proposed and have been suggesting to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other bodies concerned is that they should encourage that the project is adopted into the educational system of all member states of the African Union.”
The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Mission in Addis Ababa can effectively push that policy. When people talk about soft power, that will be one aspect to Nigeria’s soft power.
Also, a member of the Board of Trustees, Africa Vision 525 Initiative, Debrah Ogazuma, harped on acquiring adequate knowledge about an individual’s nation and the continent.
It is good for the government to take young people and students to AU summit assemblies so that they can learn and see what’s happening. It is also good for private enterprises and corporate bodies, she said.
Ekiti varsity female undergraduate goes missing
The Ekiti police command has issued a public alert regarding the unexpected disappearance of Helen Okorie, a female student at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
According to a statement from the command’s spokesperson, DSP Sunday Abutu, on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, the student was last seen on September 13.
Mr. Abutu mentioned that Ms. Okorie left her home in the evening on that date and has not returned since then.
“This is to inform members of the public that one Hellen Okorie of No.15, Ayoba Quarters, Behind Sadiat Hotel Irona Area, Ado Ekiti, left home on September 13, at about 08:00 hrs to an unknown destination and never returned.