Ekiti CSOs Hold  Meeting, Hail Donor Agencies For Supports

The Coalition of Ekiti Civil Society Organisations (COECSO) has promised to partner critical stakeholders towards ensuring credible and violent-free elections  in Nigeria .
Rising from the  first quarterly General Coordinating Meeting for the year  2023. and presided over by its chairman ,Professor Christopher Oluwadare,the coalition  used the occasion to appreciate donors and other development partners for their supports.
The re-emphasized  the importance of organizational capacity enhancement and online visibility. Also New members were recognised and admitted  into the forum .
Another highlight of the meeting was the filling of the two vacant positions of Financial Secretary and Legal Adviser with Mr Ogunkorode Kayode and Rita Ilevbare respectively.
The meeting hailed  the establishment of the office of community mobilisation by the current administration in Ekiti  describing it as novel.
The coalition also hoped for a better working relations especially to drive grass root development and citizens’ participation in governance.
While presenting the report on the review of the 2022 activities, Oluwadare  acknowledged the successes recorded in areas of electoral process, public procurement, open government partnership, water and sanitation as well as campaign against  -gender based violence .
The Coalition  is an umbrella body of non-governmental organisations working in thematic areas of health, environment, water and sanitation, governance (anti-corruption, election, and procurement),
 Other areas of focus were ; the  gender development, community mobilisation, youth and persons with disability.
Professor Christopher Oluwadare who expressed appreciation to all NGOs and CBOs and other partners for their supports  during 2022 gubernatorial election
He therefore advocated  greater collaboration with  the media, governmental bodies, and international organisations.
Oluwadare appreciated members for their passion, sacrifice and team spirit as they work in a resource sparse environment.
One  of the Coalition’s Patrons , Sir Olu Ogunrotimi in his remarks  encouraged members to be more focused on non-profit interventions  to promote inclusive development across the State
Ogunmoroti also urged the coalition to step up advocacy  for  the youth taking more interest in civil society services.
The  coalition urged the Ministry of Women Affairs to encourage more community based organisations to thrive as it used to be.
It also  pledged to work more with all stakeholders including traditional, public, and private institutions to record a more peaceful and credible general election in March and February 2023.
The Coalition expressed gratitude to the proprietor and management of Jacob and Susan Guest House for the release of its Hall for the  meeting at no cost.

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