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Registration for voters for Nigeria’s 2011 General Elections has started.
It is so important for all of us to register to vote!
Encourage your parents, colleagues, staff, friends and everyone who is qualified to vote to register immediately.
Unfortunately, Nigerians who are not based in Nigerian cannot vote from outside the country. However, you can still be involved in the electoral process by encouraging everyone you know in Nigeria to register and make their voices heard.
Click HERE to find the polling station closest to you
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Several non-partisan organizations are emerging and working hard to encourage people to register and vote. Sleeves Up is one of those organizations, here is their brief.

Here is a message from Kola Oyeneyin of Sleeves Up

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My Fellow Nigerians,

From the 15th to 29th January, we young Nigerians hold our future in our hands. The question is, what are we going to do with it? We represent 70% of Nigeria’s entire population (approx. 105 million youth). What that tells me is that there shouldn’t be anyone in any political office that you and I haven’t voted in (all things being equal).

For so long, this generation has made it clear that we are unhappy with the “State of the Nation”. We have talked over breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have voiced our position on BB, facebook, twitter, blogs, and youtube. Up to this point, however, we’ve done little or nothing to back up our justifiable disgust with credible and concrete actions. This needs to change, and that change begins NOW. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and do something! It’s time to register to vote! Join us as ONE THOUSAND YOUNG AND PATRIOTIC Nigerians turn up for the “SLEEVES-UP, REGISTER!”

Campaign on 22nd January, 2011
Meeting Point: King’s College Open Field, Lagos Island
Time: 10 am.
This is the time to answer that question you’ve always asked, “What can I do?” You can come out and raise awareness! C’mon, Sleeves-Up, let’s do it!

About Sleeves Up
Sleeves Up is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organisation that presents a platform for the millions of young Nigerians across the nation and beyond that are tired of just “talking the talk”, who are now ready to “walk the walk”. This platform creates an opportunity for us to come together, go beyond the challenges of the nation, and step into the level of proffering solutions. We are committed to making CHANGES driven by the simple notion that youth have the capacity to affect the state of affairs in this country, if they stop the TALKING and start the DOING.

Vision
To raise a generation of young Nigerians who TALK LESS and DO MORE

Mission
Our mission is to continuously create, plan, implement and sustain projects that will enable us to build a solid network of like-minded young Nigerians who are resolved to being a MASTERS OF CHANGE, rather than VICTIMS of change

Projects
* Sleeves Up, Register!
* Sleeves Up, Vote!
* Sleeves Up, Build Nigeria!

For More Information
[email protected]

10 Comments

  1. NNENNE

    January 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Nigerians in diaspora feel cheated. They are still part of the country and should be engaged in the process of building the nation. Other countries do… My humble opinion,pps!!

    • Ready

      January 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

      Co-sign, chica. I feel cheated…I’m finally eligible to vote and I can’t for no good reason except lack of foresight and planning on the part of INEC and co. Tens of millions of Nigerians out here and we can’t vote…even Southern Sudanese people voted recently on their referendum. Let’s do better people.

  2. Gbenga

    January 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I heard you guys on Radio Continental yesterday and I just want to commend your efforts. We’ll be out on Saturday to create awareness. Let’s do it!!!

  3. Sleeves Up

    January 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I agree with you Nnenne… Part of what Sleeves Up will be campaigning for in our next general election. There is absolutely no reason why Nigerians abroad cannot go to the Nigeria Houses in the countries they live in to register and vote. And in Nigeria as well, the physically challenged amongst us are complaining. Unless you have your two legs and eyes functioning here, you can’t vote. There should be a mobile service where people like this could be reached to register and vote. These will be part of our Sleeves Up, Build Nigeria! project.

  4. Nneka

    January 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I love the “10 reasons to register”. Very grassroot!

    Well done Sleeves Up!!

  5. Neighbor

    January 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

    So glad I won’t be voting.

  6. oriyomi oyedele elijah

    January 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    i will make sure i join the sleevesup team on sat and i will make sure i register

  7. Summer

    January 20, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I did not see my village OOO!!!

  8. Oyeneyin Taiwo

    January 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Well done bro.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Taiwo adejuwon

    February 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    It’s good to see people whose aspiration is for the advancement of this nation.I can’t afford to be left out of this vision.Together we shall make Nigeria great.

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