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Youth and Students Advocates for Development Initiative (YSAD Initiative)

YSAD is focused on active citizenship. We are concerned in building networks and social movements that will usher in the much desired change in Nigeria through advocacy & Public Interest Litigations.

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education

Introduction
The future of every nation is unarguably dependent on her youth-student population. It therefore follows that an articulate and focused youth is the strength of every nation. On the other hand, a nation without a progressive youth is already a nation at risk. Youth and Students Advocates for Development Initiative, YSADI nitiative is an organization formed by some good spirited young Nigerians and was incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission in accordance with the laws of the land in November 2010.

Our Belief
We believe that in all societies, human progress at all times, comes easily whenever a group of persons culturally driven by the high spirit of commitment to the glory of their land or its interest, pushes forth such interest themselves.

Mission Statement
To redeem the social, political, economic and moral situations in Nigeria through strategic mobilization of Nigerian youth and students to discuss on issues of national interest.

Aims and Objectives
• To promote peace, unity and development among Nigerian youth and students
• To help in the fight against indiscipline and corruption
• To promote and encourage good governance at all levels of our national life
• To develop new consciousness for national identity among Nigerian youth and students

Character of the Organization
YSAD Initiative is a non-profit, non-violent, non-partisan; non-religious, non-governmental advocacy organization, wherein the principles of patriotism, integrity, fairness, honesty, solidarity, self-discipline, service, volunteering, and expression of ideas are observed.

People Associated With This Organization

Obinna Nwagbara

Nigeria  
Youth and Students Advocates for...
Joined March 2020
Interests: Citizenship, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education
I am a Nigerian citizen and I reside in Nigeria. My background is Education; I have B.Sc Ed in Education Economics and Masters of Education in Philosophy of Education. I am the founder of an organization in Nigeria: Youth and Students Advocates for Development Initiative, YSAD. YSAD as part of its objectives is interested in promoting peace and unity among Nigerians. Nigeria is a heterogeneous society and it's strongly polarized along ethnic and religious lines. Another objective of YSAD is to help in the fight against indiscipline and widespread corruption in Nigeria. On corruption, we are more concerned about corruption in Education system and corruption among law enforcement agencies, especially the police, where extortion of motorists on Nigeria has become a norm. Our major concern on corruption in Education system and law enforcement agencies are based on our recognition that the Education system produces both the future workforce and leaders for the country and if their foundations are faulty, the negative effect on the society will be massive. On corruption among law enforcement agencies, corrupt law enforcement cannot effectively enforce the laws of the land and one of the implications is that security will be undermined. Also, YSAD seeks to develop new consciousness for national identify among Nigerians. My aim of joining this network is to learn from members across the world on how best to address the problem of corruption in my country. I equal need assistance to take a legal action against the Federal Government of Nigeria on the widespread extortions with impunity on Nigerian roads
Obinna Nwagbara is the network champion (main point of contact) for Youth and Students Advocates for Development Initiative (YSAD Initiative).

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