As part of an effort to mark the day, the founder of KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION, Mr. Adeola Austin Oyinlade with his team members who are also Law students of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos state University and Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus, volunteered to educate and empower Lagosians with regard to their constitutional rights as Nigerian citizens and Non-Citizens alike by distributing 10,000 copies of The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 free of charge.
The activities included an open campaign in the streets of Lagos, demonstrating the relevance of constitutional provisions to everyday lives.
“It is my belief that this exercise will go a long way towards reducing the high incidence of ignorance of the beneficiaries regarding their basic rights, and will encourage political participation needed to sustain Nigeria’s nascent democracy as we go in to General elections in the year 2011.” said Oyinlade.
“KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION” on UNILAG 103.1 FM has contributed immensely to expanding the frontiers of Liberty, Human rights Democracy and happiness of ordinary citizens of Nigeria.
Before the event, Oyinlade and the 20 volunteers trained on how to educate and empower people with knowledge of the constitution. They then proceeded, branded t-shirts bearing the United Nations Human Rights Day, ‘Constitution for All’, to seven Local Government areas in the Lagos Metropolis, namely: Yaba, Bariga, Gbagada, Kosofe, Oshodi, Ikeja and Mushin. The communication was carried out through direct dialogue as opposed to the use of microphones and other such noise pollutants.
Adeola said KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION was a non-partisan initiative and he as happy and fulfilled to have impacted on lives of people positively.
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