A total of 1,220 persons would be trained across the various local government areas in the Niger Delta states of the country to execute the Sustainable Citizens’ Participation, SCP project.

Afrihealth Optonet Association, a non-governmental organisation in conjunction with its funding partner United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF, has started implementation of its Sustainable Citizens’ Participation Project in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

The Project Director, AOA, Uzodinma Adirieje, led some members of the NGO on an advocacy visit to the state Commissioner for Development Community, disclosed that activities of the Sustainable Citizens’ Participation Project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF would address some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The disclosure was made NGO in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State, Nigeria that it had completed a two-day capacity building workshop in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for selected eighteen, 18 persons.

According to the disclosure the NGO stated that the two-day capacity project, is being executed simultaneously in the nine states of the Niger Delta, intends to deepen citizens’ participation in governance and community development across the country.

The SCP project, would covered at the training workshop were the historical background of the Niger Delta and its states, tribes and nationalities, imperatives of peace for development, advocacy and entry meetings, mapping of the political context and stakeholder analysis, and the concept of the SCP, among others.