BBC Media Action Nigeria presents Online Conversation How We #NoSidonLook

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For many years, the pupils of Obele Odan primary school in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos state suffered from a lack of infrastructure until the people stepped out and contacted those representing their constituencies. They did not stop there, they also invited the press who took pictures and put it up on various news platforms. Promptly, the government stepped in and renovations began in earnest.

Today, Obele Odan primary school can boast of not just basic infrastructure but also improved learning aids.
A member of the Obele Community shares his story through the BBC Media Action Nigerias multimedia online conversation tagged #NoSidonLook.

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http://www.youtu.be/eEPZCqwS79k

BBC Media Action is the BBCs international development charity, using the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights and mechanisms of government through their informative media contents that reach millions of people in Nigeria

#NoSidonLook is an online conversation about active citizenship. It is part of the BBC Media Action Nigerias governance project known as SCEEP Strengthening Citizens Engagement in Electoral Process
The SCEEP Project, funded by DFID, works to help increase the capacity of Nigerians to participate in democratic processes, especially among women, youth and people living with disabilities

This phase of the conversation is about communal action How We #NoSidonLook. In the short videos, different communities in Nigeria shared steps they followed to demand for better life for their communities:

1. Meetings: Get the members of your community to meet in respect of the problem you are facing.
2. List of Demands: List out the needs in your community in order of priority.
3. Visits: Pay visits. Get the attention of the local government or government authority responsible for fixing that need by either going to the press and/or going to them directly.

All over Nigeria, communities are working together to demand a better life. They are saying to you This is how we #NoSidonLook

Is your community facing a problem? So, What Are You Waiting For?

Share your stories online especially on twitter using #NoSidonLook . Twitter handle @TalkYourOwn @Sceep_ngr or on facebook @BBCMediaActionNaija. Join the conversation from November 1st 2017.
No just sidon dey look!

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