Cross River journalist elected national coordinator of Leg’ACEs community

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Efio-Ita Nyok is now the National Coordinator of the Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (Leg’ACEs) Programme, NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.

He assumed the leadership of the national caucus of the community in company of two others, namely, Deborah Obiabo (National Deputy Coordinator North/FCT Caucus Coodinator of the OPN Leg’ACEs) and Ukeme Anwan the National Deputy Coordinator South/Akwa Ibom Caucus Coodinator of OPN Leg’ACEs via an election which held on Friday the 30th of June 2023. Their tenures will last for one year.

While notifying the community of Leg’ACEs, Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq the Senior Programme Executive of OrderPaper Nigeria, said ‘As part of reform measures to infuse a breath of fresh ideas into the Active Citizens Engaging the Legislature (Leg’ACEs) Programme, we are pleased to formally announce the election of a national leadership for the National Caucus of the Leg’ACEs at a Special Meeting of the Zonal and State Caucus Leaders yesterday.

‘National Coordinator: Efio-Ita Nyok, Deputy National Coordinator (DNC) North: Deborah Obiabo, Deputy National Coordinator (DNC), South: Anwan Ukeme Archibong.

Efio-Ita Nyok, the National Coordinator of the Leg’ACEs programme (of Order Paper Nigeria)

‘With great pleasure, OrderPaper congratulates these leaders on their well-deserved election and are confident that they will galvanise the Leg’ACEs Community towards greater heights.’

The new national leadership also comprises Rabo Michael who is the National Chief Whip and Coordinator of the OPN Leg’ACEs in Nasarawa, and Effiong Innocent the Deputy National Chief Whip.

In an address before the election, the Executive Director of Order Paper, Oke Epia said that two of the areas of concern for the Leg’ACEs is for the programme to aim at opening up the civic space in Nigeria view of facilitating engagement by the citizenry to demand quality public service from the national and state assemblies; as well as developing the best way to interact with the House of Assemblies.

Nyok pledged to be loyal to the principles and values of the Leg’ACEs initiative.

The Leg’ACEs initiative was created to fulfil the mandate of bridging the gap between citizens and parliament, the objectives of the community is to explore co-creation opportunities with stakeholders in furtherance of parliamentary reporting and education, and activate the agency of responsible citizenship to promote accountability from legislators.

Order Paper is Nigeria’s leading policy think tank and media group aspires to bridges the gap between the citizenry and parliament. As a media body she has been dedicated to reporting, tracking, analysing and archiving activities of the Nigerian legislature in the digital age with a vision of being a parliamentary reporting, advocacy and public policy advisory in Africa, and vision of providing simple and ‘authoritative parliamentary data that empowers citizens to take action’.