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How Citizens Can Make A Difference Through Public Hearing

A public hearing is an open gathering of lawmakers, citizens, respective stakeholders, and government officials to discuss, debate and make proposals for a proposed law in the Legislature. It provides an opportunity to obtain public input on crucial legislative policy or proposed legislation that affects a wide range of citizens, such as a constitution review or the annual budget. It allows a group of citizens to communicate their interests to Legislators. A public hearing requires an open and mutually respectful dialogue between legislators, government officials, stakeholders and the citizens.



Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria.