Osunde Aigbedo, 48; Executive Director, Special Duties, Government House, Edo State is been “interrogated for his conspiratorial involvement in the murder of 10 Nigerians”
Osunde Aigbedo aka Lord Bizingo. Former Head of the Lagos Zone Neo Black Movement.
Aye Axemen, My distinguished Elders,
In my earlier Application to you in which I sought to serve our great movement in the position of National Head which was titled MY ASPIRATION, I laid the background of what I believed was the root of the degenerating rate of positive values in our Movement and the society in general and how the resultant effects of these societal ills reflects on the level of our social, economic and political development as an organization and a nation. To this end I think it is necessary for us to examine proposals that I have set out for a proactive structural approach to these ills that beset us so that in your evaluation we can together determine our roles in this effort and proffer suggestions to enhance reform. The basic thrust of our intervention will be as follows summarized in a six point agenda; this will assist us to measure and evaluate our efforts as we go along to guarantee efficiency.
• COLLATION OF RELEVANT DATA AND MEMBERSHIP RECERTIFICATION.
• REINVIGORATE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND OFFICES IN THE NATIONAL AND ZONAL EXCO.
• IMPROVE ON INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE AND FISCAL DISCIPLINE
• DEVELOP MASS COMMUNICATION ORGANS.
• STANDARDISE NBM TRADITIONS AND CEREMONIES.
• INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
COLLATION OF RELEVANT DATA AND MEMBERSHIP RECERTIFICATION
While we collate all data relevant to our history and service for a continuum, we will continue the ongoing recertification exercise by using adequate software for computerization to enable an enduring data base. This process will undergo a continuous process of evaluation to stem the tide of unapproved initiations and condense the list of members to an accessible document and also improve on budget estimates. This will be a focus in our reorientation to abide by movement responsibilities.
REINVIGORATE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND OFFICES IN THE NATIONAL AND ZONAL EXCO.
The national executive Council will operate using working committees attached to the various offices to enhance the performance of our duties. The various offices of the NEXCO and its committees will work in tandem with their complimenting offices in the zones to ensure harmony in policy implementation. We must note that reinvigorating the functions and offices of the NEXCO is a direct recipe to stem the tide of growing indiscipline in the movement. To combat indiscipline leaders must first of all abide by the rule of “leadership by example” to avoid compromise when they carry out their duties. With this rule entrenched in our service pact and procedure we will reduce the menace of indiscipline using established correctional methods.
IMPROVE ON INTERNALLY GENERATED REVENUE AND FISCAL DISCIPLINE
A responsible organization should be able to generate adequate funds to meet its needs. From our membership data base all Axemen will pay a token annual due as distinct from zonal dues, the framework for redemption of these dues will be worked out with the zones. We will initiate systems to make sure that dues are paid on time and correctional measures for defaulters instituted.
Funds will be generated from the standardization of movement paraphernalia coordinated from a central point administered by the NEXCO for the production and sales of these items. Items like our logo which is registered as a copyright will generate fund through endorsements. We will strive to ensure that the movement is self-sustained without having to rely on handouts to plug financial deficits, but we will encourage personal donations made to the coffers of the movement by individual members or groups that wish to do so. All payments made to the movement must be reflected in our corporate bank account and all expenditures withdrawn from the account must be receipted. The movement financial books must be complete with invoices for approval and other credit and debit books. We will initiate and publish a biannual audit of our financial books and systems to enhance fiscal discipline.
DEVELOP MASS COMMUNICATION ORGANS.
The way we are perceived by the larger society is of paramount importance to the success of our initiated goals and can be used as a parameter to measure our service to the Black race and humanity in general. Our focus will be on external image making which is a function of our internal comportment. Our public relations model will be imparted in the various sublevels of leadership within the movement and styled towards an attitudinal change in the character of individual members through the principle of leadership by example earlier reiterated. This classic model will take cognizance of an adequate curriculum developed to suit the learning capabilities and exposure of different categories of members to mitigate the consequence of the jaundiced processes of the past. Our magazine UHURU and our website http://www.nbmarena.org will be very effective for collation of our activities and also serve as a platform for message dissemination to the larger society. Our public enlightenment model will benefit from the latest technological improvements in the electronic- print media, world- wide web and other social networks.
STANDARDISE NBM TRADITIONS AND CEREMONIES.
Tradition like culture is a way of life, and its uniqueness reflects the originality of its adherents. The names we bear should always serve as a reminder of the labors of heroes past, as a matter of duty we must reflect on these names and the ideals they represent or represented. Our terms and language of internal communication will be reactivated for members to understand its significance, so also our songs or LPS apart from entertainment should serve us as a development tool to introduce our ideals and message to all and sundry who listen to these songs. Where it’s rendered in our native dialect translations are made with the necessary rhymes and melody for effect.
Our exciting brew KOKOMA has indeed been proliferated and abused due to ignorance, the National Chief Priest will be enjoined to ensure standardization of this brew to meet modern concerns on issues of health and packaged adequately as a brew for the initiated.
The movement regalia will be produced from a central point and requisitions made to the organizing body as the need arises. We will continue to improve on our ceremonial attire for other occasions.
Procedures for jollification will be improved and necessary guidelines set out to outline the duties of officials and members during jollifications as standard procedure. Our ceremonies will be enlarged to include major African traditional celebrations like the New Yam festival, Igue festival and others that celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the travails we have surmounted as a people.
INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
For all that we have to do as a people and as an organization there must be an understanding of causes and effects. We should be able to analyze situations and proffer solutions as the need arises or as the case may be to ensure compliance with realities. Leading ideas should reflect the general intellectual trend of the times. We should be poised to initiate research into African cultures, traditions, religion, contemporary social paradigms and science as the core for the protection of our values and enable reforms in its application to our way of life for sustainable development. This six point agenda is the result of researches and studies carried out in a bid to understand our problems and effect solutions using the comparative and statistical mode of analysis.
Do note that this six point prescription has taken into consideration all zones including the Diasporas and the Temples on the need for effective internal communication and it is the framework for the actualization of our set goals. As for the strategies for its implementation, on assumption of office if elected, the realities on ground will determine to a large extent our mode of operation having in mind the regimented nature of our organization since we intend to harness human resource and professional capabilities within the movement.
In conclusion I enjoin all of us that to succeed we must take full responsibility for all actions and inactions so that together we will march to our glory and our ideals of enlightenment will not degenerate into a revolution of terror. Regarding our grand norm the Constitution it is my considered view that while review and amendments are continuous, the letters of the law alone cannot propel an organization to great heights; it’s the spirit as executed by the custodians of these laws that make the difference. As I have said before the oath of membership which I took in 1988 and the ideology of the Neo Black Movement of Africa has always motivated my interest to seek for enhancement of the Black man anywhere he may exist to attain the basic freedoms and other fundamentals that guarantee the right to live in peaceful coexistence with other races founded on the principles of justice and equality, this consciousness cannot be legislated. On this promise I derive optimism and faith in my fellow Axemen that together we can change the world using the vehicle of the greatest Black Movement on earth-The Neo Black Movement of Africa. This is my call as I continue to urge that “your support and vote for me will mark the first step on this journey and I assure you that I will not let you down because generally generally the major mark of a man is his ability to stand by his words.”
LONG LIVE THE NEO BLACK MOVEMENT OF AFRICA!!
I remain your loyal Axeman,
lord Bizingo. FJ88