Inauguration of ED AIDE as Sub Committee Chairman

Inauguration of Executive Director, AIDE, Mr. Samuel Chimene as Sub Committee Chairman on data gathering, advocacy and campaign of AU ECOSOCC – Nigeria Covid-19 response team.


AU ECOSOCC Nigeria Covid-19 situation room

Nigeria Market

Buy Naija To Grow Naija

Ambassadors Initiative for Development & Empowerment (AIDE) is championing the biggest Made-In-Nigeria campaign in the country tagged the Nigerian Market (Buy Naija To Grow Naija). This is born out of the need for nationalism and patriotism in a bid to shift the paradigm towards building a resilient and diversified economic that is homegrown and globally competitive. The campaign seeks to provide a dialogue platform for policy makers, law-makers, professional bodies, researchers, industry experts, local manufacturers, entrepreneurs, business development service providers, investors and financial institutions.

More importantly, it seeks to aggressively contribute to the growth of local content by influencing government’s policy and budget decisions, supporting access to finance, promoting quality assurance (packaging and branding), fostering partnership, linkages with markets (both local and international) and change the perception of Nigerians. This is in line with our goal of building the largest eco-system for local content development, promotion, profitability and export in Africa over the next five years.

The campaign was launched on 26th May, 2020 and it is being championed using online media outlet (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter), followed by conventional media programming (Radio and Television) and offline engagements (stakeholders engagement, organizing Expo and conferences).


Group picture with Waru IDP

Save a Life Campaign is a health intervention project targeted at the vulnerable rural population through the primary healthcare sector in Nigeria born out of the dire need for proper healthcare services by equipping the facilities, administrative training and social support initiatives.


Health is rarely seen as a fundamental human right by policy makers in Nigeria. Increasing investment in health of the people has been a challenge for decision makers in spite of evidence showing the link between health and economic development.
The primary health care (PHC) facility is often all that rural communities have in form of a formal health system. How then do we improve the quality of care when attention has consistently been on expanding the reach of PHC services to rural populations and hardly on quality of services?
The presence of a PHC facility does not guarantee its use and there is a wrong assumption that a minimal level of input (i.e. infrastructure and staff) is essential before one can discuss quality. Even when quality becomes a real issue, it is often about equipping and supervision; but supervision is a poor proxy for quality. The quality of supervision itself is what matters. Handled poorly, this becomes a vicious circle: poor supervision results in low quality of services and low quality of services set a low standard for supervision.

The current state of PHC system in Nigeria is appalling with only about 20% of the 10,000 PHC facilities across Nigeria working. Presently, most of the PHC facilities in Nigeria lack the capacity to provide essential health-care services, in addition to having issues such as poor staffing, inadequate equipment, poor distribution of health workers, poor quality of health-care services, poor condition of infrastructure, and lack of essential drug supply. In part, problems with the implementation of PHC in Nigeria are related to the hand over in 1980s to the local government administration, which is the weakest level of government. The impact of local government administration on the people in Nigeria still remains a subject of intense debate and argument.

The PHC under one roof (PHCUOR) policy was formulated in 2011 to address the problem of fragmentation in PHC and ensure the integration of PHC services under one authority [The Local Government]. Its impact is yet to be felt on health status and utilization of PHC in Nigeria since PHC under one roof became a national policy only few years ago. The inability of PHC centers to provide basic medical services to the Nigerian population have made both secondary and tertiary health-care facilities experience an influx of patients. This will continue, unless the civil society intervenes on a more holistic level and make it a priority.

The “Save a Life Campaign” strategy is a public driven support system through public donations, grants and sponsorship which partly consists of a minimum amount of N1000 from individual’s tagged #Athousand to save athousand lifes. The cash raised will be used to purchase equipment’s, supply drugs, develop social support services and facilitate government/private interventions accordingly.

The maiden edition of the campaign is propose to launch on 14th February, 2018 at Waru PHC which is located within Abuja Municipal Area Council ( AMAC ) in the outskirt of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja providing health services to over 3000-4000 settlers each consisting of the F.C.T manual labour workers within the F.C.T.

In an effort to sustain the campaign, we have developed our M&E department to ascertain the proper use of provided equipment’s and documented dissemination of drugs so the capital invested will be used in consistent drug supplies to the PHC’s. A proper accounting structure has also been put in view so as to ascertain and avoid misappropriation of funds, diversion and or looting. This will involve community members and by so doing, create job opportunities, involvement and participation. This, we trust will go a long way in creating a part of the wide solutions needed in the Primary Health Care sector and as well fill the needed gap in the provision of quality health services to the vulnerable population in rural communities across Nigeria.

To ensure that we can continue our work of empowering the unskilled, unemployed and poverty stricken, thereby giving hope to the hopeless and reducing poverty to the barest minimum in our society. AIDE is counting on friends and partners like you to support our work through regular donations in cash or kind. Your donations matters to millions of poor Nigerians, we welcome your support! You may donate on-line using any of our secure web services on our website: To donate click this link: Donate

Breakfast meeting for Young Entrepreneurs

Breakfast meeting for Young Entrepreneurs
Breakfast meeting for Young Entrepreneurs

Breakfast meeting for Young Entrepreneurs

Executive breakfast meeting:

Breakfast meeting for Young Entrepreneurs (gathering of young entrepreneurs) Port Harcourt 2020