The human society beckons the innovativeness and ingenuity of innovative minds as a response to lucid ills apparent in political, socio-economic and environmental spaces. This invitation to holistic solutions makes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations admissible.
Against this background was NaijaPolitoons launched in March 2020. Ajibola Boluwatife, as evidence of his interest in democratic consolidation, citizen mobilisation and humanitarian support, geared by the spirit of advocacy, co-founded NaijaPolitoons with Babasola Richard. His interest in participatory democracy is partly informed by his background in Political Science at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; his research engagements; and particularly his experience with the Vanguard group of Nigeria’s electoral management body- Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). During his tenure as President of the Vanguard Group at Ede–South Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria, he was exposed to the high level of apathy that bedevils Nigeria’s democracy. To broaden his knowledge and capacity in driving development and humanitarian objectives, he proceeded for a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, to study International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies.
Babasola Richard, on the other hand, drawing from his background in Arts and Social Science Education with a major in Fine-Arts, lent his hands and skills to the vision of NaijaPolitoons, acknowledging it to be a unique platform for demonstrable impact, not just in expediting growing efforts targeted at democratic consolidation, but also in amplifying the voice of art.
Added to the efforts of the founders above is the pooled support by emerging professionals who volunteered their skills and passion to kick-off NaijaPolitoons. These are: Otitonijesu David, Oludamola Oni, Peace Awofiranye, Samuel Popoola, Mayowa Awodeji, Mohammed Dauda and Daniel Afolabi; young professionals with proven skills in analytical thinking, project management, leadership, advocacy, IT, creative designing, and media management, among others.
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