By: Prudence Okonna
The Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization (AOIYEO) has opened multi-functional complaint forum called the Know, Ask, and Follow (KAF) Platform established in 2022.
Accordingly, the platform is expected to cater for needs of individual native, collective interest as well as corporate organizations that desire in using its services.
The Know, Ask and Follow Platform is designed for its users as support that will enable communities or individuals generate accountability queries to their representatives in government on issues bothering on infrastructural development, Education, health, among others
Communication Officer of AOIYEO, Blessing Moses made this disclosure at a Press Briefing held Friday at the organization’s Head office, Garki II District, Abuja.
Moses said the Press Briefing was organized to give an update on the two-year project aimed at “Promoting the right of FCT Original Inhabitants”, as supported by the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education(CHRICED) and MacArthur Foundation to strengthen the advocacy, give voice, and Organizational development of the Original Inhabitants, which has birthed many innovations.
She explained that among the feats achieved in the course of the project, asides the KAF Platform, include the IOPedia, an open source platform for contributing content; establishment of the Fellowship of Community Trustees’ Youth Network (FCT-YN), as well as the creation of the FCT Original Inhabitants Charter of Demand.
Moses revealed that the KAF Platform, which has become a fully functional platform is active on the AOIYEO Website and offline through the organizations agents using questionnaire document.
She said the offline agents across the 858 communities have received trainings on how to navigate the process in their communities and have started submitting their queries, noting that AOIYEO has also started working on some of these submissions by calling on the attention of the appropriate authorities’ in charge of the identified issues.
AOIYEO is an FCT indigenous youth platform whose mission is to ensure young people have access to quality education, healthcare, and empowerment opportunities.