On the 14th of December 2023, Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability (SACA) organized a Christmas carol/get together party with her partnering organisations to celebrate effective collaboration and the successes achieved on its joint United Nations Guiding Principles’ Project.
The event that held at the organisation’s operational office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, brought together stakeholders from state and federal government agencies, financial institutions and the media community.
Participants that attended the event include representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria, Bank of Agriculture, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation, National Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, National Human Rights Commission, Bayelsa State Ministries of Environment, Education, Health, and Agriculture, and 3 media organisations.
The celebration had 4 Christmas Carol that were rendered at intervals to accentuate the true essence of Christmas.
Mr. Kingsley Ozegbe, the Executive Director of SACA, highlighted that Christmas celebration party was done to honour Jesus Christ and SACA’s major sponsor, Misean Cara of the Republic of Ireland that has a conglomeration of churches as members and St. Patrick’s Missionary Society who is a member of Misean Cara. He reiterated that SACA is a project under St. Patrick Missionary Society, so, its achievements would not have been possible without St. Patrick Missionary Society. He thanked all SACA’s partnering organisations that also contributed immensely towards the achievement of the project objectives.
Highpoints of the Event
The National Human Rights Commission, Bayelsa State Office, gave an award of excellence to SACA.
- The Bayelsa State Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Eugene Baadom recounted that working with SACA helped to promote National Human Rights Commission in Bayelsa State. “Four years ago, the Bayelsa State National Human Rights Commission visited 10 communities to carry out sensitisation, but with the help of SACA, we have been able to visit over 70 communities in two years”.
- The Deputy Commandant, National Security and Civil Defense Corps, Bayelsa State Capital, Lawrence Okenwa commended SACA and other partners on their achievements so far. He referred to SACA as a hydra-headed transformatory agency because of its diverse initiatives that are impacting positively on citizens. He held that the organisation’s work cuts across Human Rights awareness and protection, Agricultural support, protection of critical national assets and infrastructure, awareness on health and medical outreaches, and environmental campaigns in Bayelsa State.
- All other partnering organisations also presented their goodwill messages and gave credit to SACA for their good work and commitment to improving peaceful existence of mankind and nature.
In the closing remark, the Executive Director of SACA, expressed appreciation to all the partners including the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and ENI in Italy. He looks forward to more collaborations to achieve greater feat in 2024.