NGO launches first Nigerian 3D mobile game app.
The Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) a non-governmental organisation has launched a 3D mobile political game known as “Your Excellency”, the first adventure civic mobile game app in Nigeria as well as a learning tool which seeks to help young people understand their civic right.
The mobile game app “Your Excellency” was produced with the support of Innovation Spread the Word Fund (ISWF), an arm of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and it is a tool for young people to engage in governance.
Impressed by the new innovation, Agboola Dabiri, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development said at the launch of the game that
“The youth are resourceful and there is need to give them support, Lagos State Administration does not underrate any youth because we know they are the future.”
Mrs. Uduak Okon, YAF Executive Director, said that the game launch was apt following the enactment of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill. She also said
“Young people do not really know the rudiments of good governance; this game equips them with the civic capacity to be able to engage in governance effectively and build leadership skills.
“We want to encourage the youth to do something about governance and effect positive changes in the society”
“I advise the youth to work harder and think outside the box, invest in whatever they have passion for and build on it.p”
A representative of USAID, Charles Abani, said Nigeria would improve through good governance.
The game was launched on the 31st of August, 2018. This seems to be one of Nigeria’s best innovations in recent times.