Ja Muje is a Round-table Discussion Platform primarily designed to provide opportunity for people of the Northern region of Nigeria and stakeholders to engage in discussion geared towards addressing factors working for and against sustainable development in the region.
With dependence on existing information and the professional experiences of participants in the discussions, Ja Muje seeks to provide solution driven initiatives aimed at ameliorating the dearth of value in the region, in the same vein proffering possible opportunities for investment in viable sectors of the regional economy.
With a focus on citizen led programs, Ja Muje will work on the ground with the most affected states in the region in synergizing efforts to create long term road maps and ascertain short term deliverables and that will consolidate efforts already made by the government and other institutions with presence in the region. This we believe will also get the people of the region motivated to contribute meaningfully towards sustainable development in their communities.
The Need for Ja Muje
With the alarming rate of impoverishment in the region, coupled with the gross neglect of human and natural resources, Ja Muje hopes to revive interest in the identification, development and maintenance of these resources, thus reversing the destructive trend and ensuring even and sustainable growth in the Northern Region.
Ja Muje – The First Edition
The First Edition of Ja Muje is scheduled to hold on 25th February 2017 in the city of Kano, Kano State of Northern Nigeria. The event will officially mark the kick-off of the project. Subsequent editions will be held on a Quarterly Basis rotating venues within the Northern Region of Nigeria.
Focus on Education
For the First Edition of Ja Muje, our focus will be Education. Statistics have shown that there still remains till date a much higher percentage of children of school age that are out of school in the Northern region when compared to the other regions. The figures are alarming and have raised cause for concern.
A survey carried out by the National Population Commission (NPC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education (FMOE), the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has showed that Northwest and Northeast Geopolitical Zones have one of the lowest enrollment in primary and secondary education.
2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS)
We hope that viable solutions aimed at reversing this situation will be the product of Ja Muje and this will translate into a gradual increase in enrollment into primary and secondary institutions in the region.
Ja Muje promises to be revealing and though-provoking. We believe that this is the beginning of a revolution that will propel the Northern Region of Nigeria into a prosperous future.
For more information on how to attend and participate, visit www.jamuje.ng