Aims and Objectives
To set up institutions in Nigeria and other African nations to educate and sensitize the grass root mass of our people on the need to practice democracy, the benefits and rights accruing to and the duties or responsibilities to be borne by the people.
The production of mass literature on the democratic process, institutions and structure, and the general
principles of democratic governance printed in relevant local languages of the people to be used at local educational groups, rural peasants and urban working class seminars, leadership training centers, advertorials, holiday workshops and other networking activities.
Since a greater percentage of the population comprises of the youth, any pursuit of democracy, which does not place adequate emphasis on youth-related development will mean the neglect of the storehouse of future democratic leadership.
Accordingly, the ALO shall establish a centre for Youth Leadership Training (YLT) and Sports Development Programs (SDP) and shall collaborate with relevant federal and state government ministries to encourage greater youth participation in democratic processes and provide facilities for amateur sport development. In this regard, ALO shall encourage our well-established sports Ambassadors in football and other sports to provide motivational and material inspiration to other amateur potentials.
ALO shall campaign for adequate attention to be paid to environmental problems of our time through the Friends Of The Earth (FOTE) annual conference, which shall draw specialists and policy makers in the fields, implementers and/or executors to examine among other things the changing face of our environment with regards to desertification, erosion and to solutions thereof. ALO shall design programs aimed at economic empowerment of the people for full participatory democratic culture to take root.
Presently, the ALO is rehabilitating the disabled and displaced in war-ravaged parts of Africa, providing succor to refugees to Rwanda and Liberia. We have provided assistance to victims of floods and other natural disasters e.g. Aguleri and Umuleri. We are working with other NGO’s like the Family Vocational Institute, Nigeria etc in providing humanitarian services to destitute. The League is organizing OPERATION FEED THE POOR in some selected cities. We are planning to feed over 5,000 disabled and less privileged members of the society. We intend to make this a continuous exercise in all parts of Africa. ALO also aims at educating the public about AIDS in order to prevent the transmission of HIV.