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Frequently asked questions
We now have an FAQ list that we hope will help
you answer some of the more common ones.
1. Why joining us as a volunteer?
Every year, about a thousand volunteers donate their time to make SHIFT’s vision of transforming communities by supporting transformative leaders a success. Our volunteers help us empower, engage, and sensitize communities on inclusive and acceptable politics in Nigeria.
2. What is the SHIFT Care project about?
At SHIFT Nigeria, we care about transforming communities and empowering marginalized communities.
In order to do this, we establish various grassroots projects in communities across Nigeria. SHIFT Cares is designed to ensure members of communities take action to bring about development in their community.
3. What is the Ready to SHIFT about?
Ready to SHIFT is a voter education program designed to empower and educate our communities on how to make well informed choices about those they elect to represent their interests, which is one of the key ways to curb destructive agenda and restore a transparent governance.
4. How we can build a better country together!
Our team consists of Nigerians from all over the nation and around the world with diverse religions, ethnicities, and professional backgrounds! We have no affiliation with any party, union, or political organization.
5. What is the community voices about?
Community Voices by SHIFT is an event organized in various communities with about 10-20 people discussing local issues affecting that particular community and compiling recommendations.
6. Who We Are?
SHIFT is a non partisan organisation that builds support for transformative leaders in communities across the nation.
Through targeted initiatives, we educate and raise awareness on the importance of transformative leadership in a democracy and at all levels of government, especially at the community level.
Our team consists of Nigerians from all over the nation and around the world with diverse religions, ethnicities, and professional backgrounds!
We have no affiliation with any party, union, or political organization.
7. Why SHIFT Nigeria?
Nigeria has over 2000 local, state, and national leaders responsible for serving their communities.
Every year, states spend over ₦9 Trillion! Yet, we have one of the most wasteful and ineffective legislative bodies in the world.
Elected leaders and public office holders, including the National and State Houses of Assembly members, and Local Government officials are often unqualified for such positions. The ripple effect is a display of misplaced priorities, with most focus placed on personal interests, as against well thought-out, data-driven, issue- to solutions-based conversations, and policy recommendations which drive transformation of communities for good.
At SHIFT, we are contributing to addressing these by identifying and providing support for transformative leaders.
Our focus is on communities and leaders at other lower levels of government, where decisions impact lives directly.
We want to fix that by supporting leaders that can replace them and bring change to communities they serve.
8. Why your donation is matter?
We believes we need to solve the real problem in Nigeria- leadership.
Every donation goes towards our vision to connect citizens with leaders who transform communities.
9. Why you need to Vote?
Voting is more than your civic responsibility. It is your power In case you’ve ever wondered why you need to vote, here are five reasons why you should vote:
It is the least you can do to participate in the politics of your country: In Nigeria, we need more people to participate in the political process. We can’t afford to leave politics to a select few. The least we can do to participate is to vote.
You can effect change when you vote: Your vote counts. If you vote did not count, no one would bother to rig elections. When you vote, you can change the course of politics in the nation. You can get rid of bad leaders when you vote.
When you do not vote, you give up your voice: You have a voice in your community. When you do not vote, you give up your voice.
Voting gives you an opportunity to be part of the decision making process.
It is your constitutional right: Voting is your constitutional right. Exercise it!
10. Why you need to run?
In our country, we need more qualified professionals to run for office. We need more people who are smart, transformative and are progressive policy makers to run for office to transform this nation Nigeria. Here are more reasons why you need to run for office:
You can effect a change in your community: No one knows your community the way you do.
You have the required skills to be a good leader: Currently, we are being ruled by people with poor leadership skills, corrupt leaders void of integrity and leaders with no political will to transform their communities and Nigeria at large. If you have good skills that could be of help to your community, you should run for office.
You can advocate for causes in your community: There are issues affecting your community and you know you can be the voice to advocate for members of your community.
You have a genuine desire to serve: If you do have a genuine desire to serve, you should run for office.
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