By Albert Akota
The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) has put all mechercies in place to establishment Continuing Engagement Bureau (CEB) Program to capture, aggregate and engage all Nigerian Senior Citizens in Nigeria.
The CEB Program will also help to provide platforms for incubating and utilizing the skills, talents, experiences and resources of retirees and other senior citizens for national and community development through volunteerism or paid employment.
The NSCC Director General, Dr. Emem Omokaro disclosed this in Abuja at the Service Level Collaborations and Review of the Dummy Portal and other Support Instruments for the Establishment of NSCC Continuing Engagement Bureau (CEB) Program.
The event which was aimed at building the foundational synergies between the National Senior Citizens’ Centre (NSCC) and its critical partners, was organized with the objectives of having an understanding of the input requirements and outputs of the CEB by its key partners; understanding the critical role of the data portal and the need for its adoption and utilization, as well as understanding the need to engage for senior citizens.
Dr. Omokaro noted that the NSCC is focussing on the optimistic perception of Ageing which is the reason for the CEB Program, adding that it is also driving the Centre’s National Plan of Action and Strategic Roadmap.
According to her, “The Centre is shifting the pessimistic perspective about older persons and bringing the optimistic perspective on Ageing which should be the perspective that older persons are a force for development.