Building Solidarity for Popular Participation and Restorative Democratic Actions in the Atmosphere of Camaraderie
Over the years, the Nigeria Social Action Camp has positioned itself as a nexus for deliberations and actions confronting Nigeria’s socio-political milieu. A converging point for the youth, progressive factions, and agents of social change, the camp is a breeding ground for dialogue, fostering solidarity, and blueprinting transformative strategies. This year’s edition with the theme “Solidarity for Popular Participation and Restorative Democratic Actions in Nigeria” pivots around re-energizing the engagement of youths and civil societies to lead resistance movements on a grand scale.
Participants, predominantly youthful and ardently progressive citizens hailing from various corners of the nation, converged to champion this cause for a robust social transformation. The traditional welcome rituals were conducted in an atmosphere of camaraderie and the warm embrace of comrades, many of whom were reuniting after an extended period. Initial documentations were completed, and the day’s proceedings swiftly commenced, guided by the spirit of collective purpose.
Day 1 of the Nigeria Social Action (Harmattan) Camp 2023
Accreditation exercise for participants at the camp
Resource Materials for participants
On the inaugural day of the event, a series of significant activities unfolded:
Dr. Isaac Osuoka delivered a warm and welcoming address, setting the tone for the proceedings. Following this, Botti Isaac conveyed a goodwill message, contributing to the positive atmosphere of the gathering.
Bonny Akaeze took charge of extending a welcome to all participants, adding to the sense of inclusion. Arochukwu Paul Esq elucidated the theme, purpose, and expectations of the 2023 Camp, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the camp’s objectives.
Sebastine Kpalap led the commitment to camp rules and the organization of participants into groups, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration. Arochukwu Paul Ogbonna Esq skillfully coordinated the question and answer session, promoting active engagement and interaction.
Dr Isaac Asume Osuoka representing the governing Board of Social Action
Comrd Sebastian Kpalap giving out camp rules and the organization of participants into groups
Review of the State of the Nation by Comrade Jaiye Gaskiya
The day concluded with a thorough review of the State of the Nation by Comrade Jaiye Gaskiya, offering participants valuable insights into the broader context that frames the discussions and activities of the camp.
Comrd Bonny Akaeze extending a welcome to all participants
Participant getting used to the camp rules and programme of activities for the day
Physical exercise and aerobics for a balanced and prepared state of mind and body for the days ahead